A COUNCIL has revealed its schedule for bin collections over the festive period.

With Christmas Day falling on a Saturday, bin collection dates will stay the same for residents.

The last bins will be collected on Christmas Eve, with collections to restart the following Tuesday.

Bins will be collected on residents' usual collection days.

Releasing the Christmas bin schedule, Barrow Council said: "This year collection dates will not be changed."

"We all have extra waste and recycling over the Christmas period.

"Please remember foil metallic type wrapping paper cannot be recycled, so please put this with waste for disposal.

"Any extra waste should be placed in bags, left next to your bin and this will be taken at the time of collection."

Giving advice on disposing of real Christmas trees, the council said: "For residents not on the Green Waste Collection - real trees can be put out with your black bin and they will be taken by refuse collectors.

"For residents on the Green Waste Collection, real trees should put be put out on the date of their next scheduled collection."

Binmen employed by FCC Environment had previously threatened strike action over the Christmas period.

The GMB Union said a consultative ballot, which is the penultimate one before the formal ballot, saw 100 per cent of votes in favour of taking industrial action over a pay dispute.

The union has not formally said either way if a strike is going ahead, although several strikes across the country have been called off after deals were agreed over pay.

Meanwhile South Lakeland District Council has encourage residents to check if their bin collections could be affected over Christmas.

A spokesman said: "There are no green bin collections between 18 December 2021 and 13 February 2022.

"From late December and into early January your bin collections might be different from normal.

"Some collections will be made on different days to usual on some rounds and we will collect your blue recycling bags and boxes and your grey bins at the same time."