DORSET Council has announced changes to its rubbish and recycling collection dates over Christmas and the New Year.

Between December 25 and January 3, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday collections will instead take place two days later.

Collections due on Monday December 30 will take place the following day, those due on Friday January 3 will take place on Monday January 6 and those due on Monday January 6 will take place on Tuesday January 7.

All other December and January collection dates will remain the same.