Ashburton residents who would normally put their rubbish and recycling out next Friday will need to have it on the kerbside by 7.30am, Thursday.
There will be no rubbish collection on Friday 13 November, Canterbury Anniversary Day.
Collectors will be working throughout Thursday to manage the additional workload.
Any rubbish that is put out too late will not be collected until after the long weekend.
This change only affects residents who would normally have their rubbish and recycling collected on Friday. All other collections will remain the same.