Christmas waste and recycling collections

This year residents’ refuse and recycling collections will be one day later after Christmas but will revert back to normal from Saturday, 31 December.

Refuse collections change due to bank holiday

Residents can also recycle their real Christmas trees with their garden waste or at some of the borough’s parks and open spaces this January. A full list of these locations will be available on the council website.

The council’s re-use and recycling centres will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.  Normal opening hours (8am–4pm) apply on all other days over the Christmas and New Year period.  These centres are located at Stirling Road, Acton, Gordon Road, Southall and Greenford Road, Greenford.  Please note that the weighbridge at the Greenford centre closes at 3.30pm.

Usual collection day  Actual collection day
Monday, 26 December Tuesday, 27 December
Tuesday, 27 December Wednesday, 28 December
Wednesday, 28 December Thursday, 29 December
Thursday, 29 December Friday, 30 December
Friday, 30 December Saturday, 31 December
Saturday, 31 December Saturday, 31 December
Monday, 2 January Monday, 2 January
Tuesday, 3 January Tuesday, 3 January
 Wednesday, 4 January  Wednesday, 4 January
Thursday, 5 January Thursday, 5 January
Friday, 6 January Friday, 6 January
Saturday, 7 January Saturday, 7 January

Call 020 8825 6000 or email  with any enquiries about changes to refuse and recycling collections.

Further information on recycling is available on Ealing Council’s recycling pages.