Christmas and New Year waste and recycling

Over the holiday period the refuse and recycling services will operate a revised collection. The table below shows the days on which your collection will occur during the week beginning Monday 22 December.

No collections will take place on Thursday 25 December, Friday 26 December and Thursday 1 January. Normal collections will resume on Monday 5 January.

Revised refuse and recycling collections

Existing collection day Revised collection day Change in service
Monday 22 December No change No change
Tuesday 23 December No change No change
Wednesday 24 December No change No change
Thursday 25 December Saturday 27 December 2 days late
Friday 26 December Sunday 28 December 2 days late
Monday 29 December No change No change
Tuesday 30 January No change No change
Wednesday 31 January No change No change
Thursday 1 January Friday 2 January 1 day late
Friday 2 January Saturday 3 January 1 day late

Clinical waste will not be collected on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day.  The table above shows your revised collection days over the Christmas and New Year period. 

To report missed collections, or to order any extra recycling boxes you may need over the festive period, log on to MyAccount at or call 020 8726 6200.

Reuse and recycling centres

The reuse and recycling centres will be open for business as usual except for Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

You can find out more about this service on the recycling sites information page.

Christmas tree recycling

If you opt for a real Christmas tree this year, do not forget to take it to one of the council's designated recycling collection points between 2 January to 10 January 2015. Visit the Christmas tree recycling webpage for more information.

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