Summer bank holiday

There will no rubbish and recycling collection service on Monday 25 August.

For residents who normally have their waste collected on Monday 25 August, their next collection will be Thursday 28 August.

There will also be no garden waste collections over the summer bank holiday. For people whose garden waste is normally collected on Monday 25 August the next collection will be on Monday 8 September.

To check your garden waste collection day, visit

Your collections

Collections take place twice a week, and as normal on most bank holidays (road signs and local advertising will highlight any special arrangements).

If your property has a refuse storage area then you should use it; otherwise please leave your rubbish and recycling on the pavement, as near the kerb as possible and without causing obstruction, before 7am on your day of collection and not the night before.

Carefully wrap glass or other items that could cause injury, and label if appropriate.  

For further details and collections please call Streetline on 020 7361 3001 or email:

Collection times

Collections start at 7am and all domestic waste must be available at this time. It is an offence to put your domestic waste out on the highway/footway other than on the scheduled days of collection, or after a collection has been made. Officers will investigate such offences and sticker bags with a clear message. The bags will then remain on the street until the next collection day.

Bank holiday recycling and rubbish collections

We do not collect on the following bank holidays:

  • Christmas Day
  • Boxing Day
  • New Year's Day
  • Good Friday
  • Summer Bank Holiday

Please keep your recycling and rubbish within the confines of your property until your next collection.

Please note: putting recycling and rubbish on the street when it is not due to be collected is an offence and you risk facing a Fixed Penalty Notice of £80 or Court action.

Garden Waste

The garden waste composting scheme has a separate collection schedule.

Garden waste is collected every fortnight, all year round. All garden waste collected by the Council is sent for composting. If you would like to have your garden waste collected you must register for the service by telephoning Streetline on 020 7361 3001.

The Council does not operate a collection for food waste or provide subsidised composters or wormeries. Visit the home composting page to find out how to compost at home.

See the Garden waste page for further information about garden waste collections and the garden waste composting scheme.

Problems with Collections

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