Our collections will go ahead as normal this May Bank Holiday Monday.

The collection crews will be out nice and early so please have your bins out by 6am to ensure you’re not missed.

Our customer care team will be on hand from 8am until 2pm to help you with any queries you might have. You can contact us on 1890 98 99 98 or by email.


Although the May Bank Holiday does not have an official name, it is often referred to as May Day or Labour Day. The beginning of May is associated with the Celtic festival Lá Bealtaine. This marked the start of the season of blossoming flowers and fruit trees. Traditionally, belfires are lit on the evening before May Day. Belfires are large bonfires burning wood from a range of types of trees. The different types of wood had different spiritual meanings and were thought to play an important role in the fertility of the land and cattle in the coming year. The first Monday of May became a public holiday following the Public Holiday Regulations 1993 Act. The holiday was first observed in 1994.

So there you have it. Bit of useless information to mull over while you’re having a nice lie in.

Wishing you a restful Bank Holiday from all at Greyhound Recycling.

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