Gunnedah residents are being reminded to know their bin collection days and be aware of changes as the Christmas and New Year period approaches.
This is a time of festive celebration - and a time when household bins are likely to be absolutely full.
While there will be no change to household waste and greenwaste collection over the holiday period, there will be a few recycling collection changes.
If your usual recycling day is Wednesday, the recycling bin will be picked up Tuesday, December 24 instead of Christmas Day, and Thursday, January 2 instead of New Year's Day.
If your usual recycling day is Thursday, the recycling bin will be picked up on Friday, December 27 instead of Boxing Day.
Residents are reminded to put their bins out on the evening before to allow for early collection.
On Christmas Day and New Year's Day, the waste facilities in Gunnedah, Curlewis and Carroll, and the Breeza and Kelvin Mobile Collections, will be closed.
Gunnedah Shire Council manager waste Sheridan Cameron said one easy way to check collection dates was to use the Recycle Coach app.
"Once you have you the Recycle Coach app, you can view upcoming collections and even get reminders to put out the right bin at the right time," Mrs Cameron said.
"It's a great, simple app that can make it all a bit less confusing.
"It is also great for holiday periods and helps ensure it is easier to effectively recycle."
Residents can also check the council's website for collection details.
Enquiries about household waste and greenwaste can be directed to the customer services team on 6740 2100, and enquiries about the recycling collection can be made to Recyclit on 6742 1522.