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HBC Collections

Revised waste collections for the festive period

During the Christmas and New Year period, revised dates will be in place for waste and recycling collections in the borough.

The revised collection dates are:

Usual Collection Date Revised Collection Date

Monday 24 December No change

Tuesday 25 December Thursday 27 December

Wednesday 26 December Friday 28 December

Thursday 27 December Saturday 29 December

Friday 28 December Monday 31 December

Monday 31 December Wednesday 2 January 2019

Tuesday 1 January 2019 Thursday 3 January

Wednesday 2 January Friday 4 January

Thursday 3 January Saturday 5 January

Friday 4 January Monday 7 January

Monday 7 January Tuesday 8 January

Tuesday 8 January Wednesday 9 January

Wednesday 9 January Thursday 10 January

Thursday 10 January Friday 11 January

Friday 11 January Saturday 12 January

Normal scheduled collections will then resume as of Monday 14 January 2019. Your calendar can be found on our website.

Bins must be out, ready for collection by 7am. If your bin is not collected on the revised collection day, please ensure you use our ‘report it’ option on our website at within 24 hours.

The Garden Waste Collection Service will be suspended between Monday 24 December 2018 and Friday 4 January 2019.

Household Waste Recycling Centres will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

Havant Borough Council’s customer service centre can be contacted with questions or queries during its festive opening hours on 023 9244 6019 or by visiting .


The Public Service Plaza, Havant will be open:

Monday 24 December – 9am to 5pm

Tuesday 25 December – offices closed (Bank Holiday)

Wednesday 26 December - offices closed (Bank Holiday)

Thursday 27 December – 9am to 5pm

Friday 28 December – 9am to 5pm

Monday 31 December - 9am to 5pm

Tuesday 1 January – offices closed (Bank Holiday)

Wednesday 2 January - 9am – 5pm – normal opening hours resume

For emergencies relating to Havant Borough Council services outside these hours, please call 07850 358156 or visit

In the event of extreme weather conditions residents should put their bin out for collection and we will collect as soon as is possible. Information and updates regarding this will be posted on our website at and social media platforms at regular intervals.

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