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Free festive parking

Applies Friday 1 - Friday 29 December 2023

Offer valid Monday - Friday between 3pm and 6pm

No need to display a ticket. All other restrictions apply. We cannot refund overpayments. Offer applies to Wyre Forest District Council car parks only.

Changes to bin collections

If your rubbish bin would normally be collected on Tuesday 26 December it will be collected on Saturday 30 December 2023 instead. Our crews will take 1 bag of side waste for these customers only on Saturday 30 December. 

There are no other planned changes to collections. Please make sure your bin is out for collection by 6am. 

The Hub (customer services)

The Hub is closed from 5pm Friday 22 December 2022, and it will reopen on Tuesday 2 January 2023 at 9am.

Phone lines for commercial and domestic waste services will be open between 9am and 3.30pm Wednesday 27 December to Saturday 30 December.
Phone lines for all other services will be open between 10am and 4pm on Thursday 28 December 2022.

Our website and My Wyre Forest mobile app and web portal are all available 24 hours, 7 days a week.

If you are homeless or in an emergency homeless situation while we are closed please call 01562 547694.   

The Hub contact information

Worcestershire Regulatory Services

Phone lines will be closed from 5pm Friday 22 December. Lines will be open again Thursday 28 December and Friday 29 December 2023, 9am until 5pm.

Phone lines will also be closed Monday 1 January 2024.

For more information visit their website.

Bewdley Museum

Bewdley Museum closes at 4.30pm on Saturday 23 December

The shop and Shambles walkway reopens on Saturday 3 February 2024. The museum fully reopens on Saturday 2 March 2024.

Household recycling centre information

For more information visit Worcestershire County Council's website.

Household recycling centres in the district, managed by Worcestershire County Council, will be closed for three days: Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. If you need to visit the tip, please avoid these three days and don't fly tip by leaving items outside the gates.

Take a look at ways to reduce seasonal waste on Worcestershire County Council’s Let’s Waste Less page.

Digital First

Doing it online is the quickest, easiest and most convenient way to access council services. Our website and My Wyre Forest mobile app and web portal are all available 24 hours, 7 days a week. You can also visit our contact us page full of useful information on a range of services.

Are you prepared for winter and severe weather?

You can find lots of useful advice from North Worcestershire Emergency Planning on their winter information and advice web pages on how to prepare for winter and take care of yourself and loved ones.

There is lots of information and useful contacts on our severe weather and useful contacts' page.

If you require additional help or need to contact us, please use our handy guide of contacts on our contact us web page.

Other useful links

Worcestershire Winters Well | Worcestershire County Council

Seasonal vaccinations and winter health - NHS (

Winter Fuel Payment: Overview - GOV.UK (



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