Local support and helpful information for the 2023 holiday period
As the festive period quickly approaches, organisations across Glasgow are sharing information about services available over the festive period.
The Glasgow City Food Plan - support is available if you, or someone you know, are looking for access to local food services, from food banks and pantries to community meals. The directory is regularly updated and will show local food services in your community. The website has information, opening hours and more for food services located across the city.
The Glasgow Community Food Network has an interactive map - search by postcode to find more near you. Please follow the links above to learn more about what support is available across Glasgow this festive period.
Helpful information - Festive Refuse Collection
As we look forward towards the festive period, it’s important to keep in mind that the collection day for your bins may be affected if it falls on a public holiday. If your bins are normally collected on a Monday or Tuesday, they will be collected on the following Wednesday/Thursday –
For households with a brown bin, real Christmas trees can be placed in your bin for kerbside collection. Please ensure they are cut up and that the bin can close properly. Remember the change of date if your scheduled collection falls on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day and 2 January.
There is also information on bulk/excess waste, arrangements for flatted properties as well as what residents can do if they want to recycle a real Christmas tree. Find out more about festive refuse collection on the council's website.
Winter Gritting - It’s always a good idea to keep in mind where the nearest grit bin is. Find more on Glasgow City Council's plans for winter gritting and how they will keep the city moving here.
Christmas Payment Dates - due to the bank holidays, date changes may affect when certain benefit payments are made over Christmas and New Year. From 25 December 2023 to 8 January 2024 you might get paid early if you get any of: