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Tuesday June 18th 2019

Xmas & New Year recycling, food waste and waste collection days

Over Christmas, recycling, food waste and general waste collection days will change. From Tuesday 8 January 2019 collections will return to their usual days.

Usual Collection day Holiday collection day
Tuesday 25 December 2018 Thursday 27 December
Wednesday 26 December Friday 28 December
Thursday 27 December Saturday 29 December
Friday 28 December Monday 31 December
Tuesday 1 January 2019 Wednesday 2 January
Wednesday 2 January Thursday 3 January
Thursday 3 January Friday 4 January
Friday 4 January Saturday 5 January

Garden waste collections will not take place in the weeks beginning 24 December and 31 December 2018. Please check your garden waste calendar for scheduled collections.

Extra recycling
You can place additional recycling in plastic carrier bags, cardboard boxes or clear recycling sacks bought from some supermarkets or online next to your recycling bin. Please don’t use black sacks, as the collection crew needs to be able to see it’s recycling. We do not provide clear sacks for additional recycling.

If you often fill up your blue lidded recycling bin you can request another one at You can also take your recycling to a community recycling centre or certain items can be taken to a recycling bank.

Recycling Christmas trees
Anyone with a real Christmas tree can recycle it in the following ways once the festive season is over:

  • Take it to the Community Recycling Centres in Bond Road, Warlingham, or Chaldon Road, Caterham and put it in the garden waste container.
  • Cut it up and compost it in your home compost bin.
  • If you are a member of the Biffa Green Waste Club, cut up your tree (maximum tree trunk 4″ diameter) and put it in your bin for collection. Make sure you can still close the lid.

Residents who would like more information can find details: