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Council services at Christmas

Information about Council services at Christmas, including bin collections.

Christmas and New Year bin collections

Usual collection dayChristmas/New Year collection day
Monday 25 December Wednesday 27 December
Tuesday 26 December Thursday 28 December
Wednesday 27 December Friday  29 December
Thursday 28 December Saturday 30 December
Friday 29 December Tuesday 2 January 2024
Monday 1 January Wednesday 3 January
Tuesday 2 January Thursday 4 January
Wednesday 3 January Friday  5 January
Thursday 4 January Saturday 6 January
Friday 5 January Monday 8 January
Monday 8 January Tuesday 9 January
Tuesday 9 January Wednesday 10 January
Wednesday 10 January Thursday 11 January
Thursday 11 January Friday 12 January
Friday 12 January Saturday 13 January

Please  put your bins and/or boxes out for collection by 7am.

Do you have a Christmas tree to recycle?

Your real tree will be collected with your garden waste if you subscribe to the service. Please take the tree out of its pot and put it alongside your black bin (or garden sacks) as long as the trunk is under three inches (7.5cm) thick. Remember to remove all the decorations so they can be used again next year.

Alternatively, Hospice in the Weald is offering a tree recycling service.

Hospice in the Weald provides care for patients with a terminal illness, and those important to them, completely free of charge. 

The Christmas tree recycling scheme helps to raise vital funds for your local hospice. They welcome a suggested donation of £20.00 but if you are in a position to give more, your generosity and support will be greatly appreciated. In exchange they will collect your Christmas tree, take it away and recycle it for you. No hassle, no waste and no needles in your car!

Tree registration opens 15 November until 12am, 1 January.

The recycling service collects from the following postcodes:

TN1, TN2, TN4, TN9, TN10, TN11, TN12, TN13, TN14, TN15, TN16.

To find out more visit

When is the Council open over Christmas?

Town Hall

Closed from 5pm Friday 22 December until 9am on Tuesday 2 January 2024

The Amelia Scott


Saturday 23 December           9am until 5pm
Sunday 24 December             10am until 4pm

Thursday 28 December          10am until 4pm
Friday 29 December               10am until 4pm
Saturday 30 December           10am until 4pm
Sunday 31 December             10am until 4pm


Monday 25 December

Tuesday 26 December

Wednesday 27 December

Monday 1 January 2024

Kent and Sussex Crematorium and Tunbridge Wells Cemetery

The crematorium office is closed between Christmas Day and Wednesday 27 December and reopens at 9am on Thursday 28 December. The office will also be closed on 1 January 2024.

At all other times, please call 01892 523894 to make an appointment to talk to one of the team.

The Book of Remembrance will be open as usual. The grounds remain open at all times.

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