Information about rubbish and recycling collections on bank holidays & christmas tree collection.
Bank holiday Date Amended collection day
Christmas Day Wednesday 25 December 2019 Thursday 26 December 2019
Boxing Day Thursday 26 December 2019 Friday 27 December 2019
New Year’s Day Wednesday 1 January 2020 Thursday 2 January 2020
Good Friday Friday 10 April 2020 (TBC)
Easter Monday Monday 13 April 2020 (TBC)
Early May bank holiday Friday 8 May 2020 (TBC)
Spring bank holiday Monday 25 May 2020 (TBC)
Summer bank holiday Monday 31 Aug 2020 (TBC)

Please note, collections will be pushed back by a day. The Christmas and New Year's holiday changes end on 5th January, and collections are back to normal by the 6th of January 2020.

Not sure when your collection usually is? Look up your rubbish and recycling collection day

Real Christmas tree collections

As usual, we'll be collecting real Christmas trees for free.

Christmas trees can be put out for collection throughout January, starting from 2 January 2020.

Please leave your tree next to your rubbish and recycling bins on your collection day.

Trees take up a lot of space so we can only collect a limited number each day. If your tree isn't collected, please take it back in and leave it next to your bins again the following week.

Alternatively, you can take your tree to one of the following sites between 2 and 13 January - please follow on-site signage:

  • Streatham Common, rear of Upper Common car park, SW16
  • Clapham Common, Windmill Drive, SW4
  • Lambeth Re-use and Recycling Centre, Vale Street, SE27 (Open year-round, closed Tuesday and Wednesday)

Please don't leave Christmas trees in pots and remember to remove any decorations as they can't be recycled.

Please only place real trees out for collection.