Christmas and New Year rubbish and recycling collections

Waste and recycling collections change over the festive period.

Published: Tuesday, 19th December 2017

Changes over Christmas and New Year

Check your recycling and waste collection calendar for changes to your collection day.  You can also check your next collection date online.

If you don't have a calendar email Veolia at:  or call: 0203 567 6900.

Revised bin collection dates

Recycle Right at Christmas

Over the Christmas period, you may accumulate extra waste that can be recycled. Please use a clear or labelled bags and leave next to your blue-lidded bin for collection.

Wrapping paper - recycle any plain wrapping paper in the blue-lidded bin. Put plasticised, wax coated, glittery or foil type wrapping paper in the black bin as these cannot be recycled.

Christmas cards - recycle any plain cards in the blue-lidded bin or why not cut up and reuse as gift tags next year.

Real Christmas trees - recycle in your green-lidded bin or leave next to the bin (trees 6ft and over should be cut in half).

Glass jars - used for things like cranberry sauce and mincemeat can be recycled, give them a quick rinse before putting them in your blue-lidded bin.

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