London Borough of Croydon

We have a new timetable for waste & recycling collections in Croydon, so the day for your collection may have changed. Check your collection day.

Christmas collections

Over the Christmas holiday period, the council’s refuse and recycling services will be operating on a slightly revised collection schedule.

The table below shows the two days on which there will be no collections – Friday 25 and Friday 1 January – and requiring bins and boxes to be put out on different days.

Calendars with further details of the date changes and which containers need to be put out for collection can be found below.

Normal collection date Revised collection date
Friday 25 December Sunday 27 December
Friday 1 January Saturday 2 January

Missed collections can be reported via your MyAccount at or call 020 8726 6200.

Collection dates

You can find your collection date by:

If you experience difficulties locating information for your address, download  the relevant copy of the leaflet below.  Please note your garden waste collections coincide with your green box day.

What will be collected?


Food Waste: Your food waste will be collected weekly. If you need to report a missed collection, create an online account and completed the requested information.

Textiles: Any old clothes and pairs of shoes that you are throwing out just need to be put in a bag on top of your recycling box each week.

Recycling Boxes: Put out your blue box in the same week that you put out your landfill bin. Your green box will be collected the next week.

Landfill Bin: Every other week you can put out your wheeled landfill bin for collection.  We will only collect what is contained within that bin. You can use it for household rubbish which cannot be recycled. Cold fire ash should be bagged, and no household electrical items should be placed within the bin. 

Estates and blocks of flats

Many estates and blocks of flats with more than five homes have recycling facilities installed and they can often be found in the bin sheds or near to them. Alternatively there may be a neighbourhood recycling site nearby.

Food Waste: Your food waste will be collected weekly. If you need to report a missed collection, create an online account, once created completed the requested information.

Communal recycling: Your communal recycling bin will be collected weekly or fortnightly. You can check your bin collection date here. Visit our recycling collections webpage to find out more.

Landfill Bin: Some landfill bins are still collected weekly, whilst others have changed to the new fortnightly schedule. You can check your new bin collection date here.

Textiles: Any old clothes and pairs of shoes that you’re throwing out can be taken to your local Household Reuse and Recycling Centres.

What can be recycled?

If you're unsure of what you can recycle or what goes where, visit our recycling collection webpages for more information.

Need a recycling box?

Order an additional or replacement box / lid online, to do this you will need to:

How to report a missed bin collection

Could your missed collection be due to a change in day? Check your collection day here.

Report any problems with your collection you can report it online through My Account.

Can I have a larger wheeled bin

There are two sizes of wheeled bin available.

  • Standard wheeled bin measurements 180 litres - 105 x 48 x 73cm
  • Large wheeled bin measurements 240 litres - 105 x 58 x73cm

The council will only replace damaged or stolen bins, we will not exchange bins for smaller or larger size.            

New build and conversions will need to contact the council or purchase or hire the bins form the council, it is the responsibility of the managing agent/developer/owner to arrange delivery of containers, we would ask for a month’s notice of completion date.

The bin is the property of Croydon Council so when you move house, you must leave the bin at the property for the next resident. If it is damaged or is stolen, you can request a replacement bin by creating an online account and following the steps above.


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