Christmas refuse and recycling collections

This year residents’ refuse and recycling collections will change from Christmas Day, returning to normal from Monday, 14 January.

Refuse collections change due to bank holiday

The garden waste subscription collection service will not take place over the Christmas period from Monday, 24 December to Friday, 18 January.  The service will resume from Monday, 21 January.

To help people dispose of real Christmas trees there will be a free collection service provided with weekly refuse and recycling collections from Monday 31 December until Friday 18 January.  Trees trunks must not exceed 20cm in diameter and any trees over 6ft will need to be cut in two.  Alternatively people can recycle real Christmas trees 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.

Residents are encouraged to recycle any food that can’t be reused in their food bin as well as recycling as much festive related waste as possible.   The December edition of Around Ealing has a number of tips for staying green before and after Christmas.

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 and Greenford Road, Greenford.  Please note that the weighbridge at the Greenford centre closes at 3.30pm.

Usual collection day                       Actual collection day

Monday, 24 December                     Monday 24 December

Tuesday, 25 December                    Thursday, 27 December

Wednesday, 26 December              Friday, 28 December

Thursday, 27 December                  Saturday, 29 December

Friday, 28 December                       Monday, 31 December

Monday, 31 December                    Wednesday, 2 January

Tuesday, 1 January                         Thursday, 3 January

Wednesday, 2 January                   Friday, 4 January

Thursday, 3 January                       Saturday, 5 January

Friday, 4 January                             Monday, 7 January

Monday, 7 January                          Tuesday, 8 January

Tuesday, 8 January                         Wednesday, 9 January

Wednesday, 9 January                   Thursday, 10 January

Thursday, 10 January                      Friday, 11 January

Friday, 11 January                           Saturday, 12 January

More information about refuse and recycling services can be found on this site, including reporting a missed collection.  Alternatively people can contact the council on 020 8825 6000.

The West London Waste website also has helpful tips about how to go green this Christmas as part of its ‘Love Christmas Hate Waste’ campaign.