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Christmas recycling

Recycling and refuse collection day changes over Christmas


Collection day changes for street based properties with blue, green and brown bins.

 If your normal collection day (2013/14) is:  It will change to:
 Wednesday 25/12  Friday 27/12
 Thursday 26/12  Saturday 28/12
 Friday 27/12  Sunday 29/12
 Monday 30/12  Monday 30/12
 Tuesday 31/12  Tuesday 31/12
 Wednesday 01/01  Thursday 02/01
 Thursday 02/01  Friday 03/01
 Friday 03/01  Saturday 04/01
Monday 06/01/14 collections return to normal  


Collection day changes for properties with a clear bag collection
 If your normal collection day (2013/14) is:  It will change to:
 Wednesday 25/12  Friday 27/12
 Thursday 26/12  Saturday 28/12
 Friday 27/12  Sunday 29/12
 Saturday 28/12  Monday 30/12
 Monday 30/12  Tuesday 31/12
 Tuesday 31/12  Thursday 02/01
 Wednesday 01/01  Friday 03/01
 Thursday 02/01  Saturday 04/01
 Friday 03/01  Sunday 05/01
 Saturday 04/01  Monday 06/01
 Monday 06/01  Tuesday 07/01
 Tuesday 07/01  Wednesday 08/01
 Wednesday 08/01  Thursday 09/01
 Thursday  09/01  Friday 10/01
 Friday 10/01  Saturday 11/01
 Saturday 11/01  Sunday 12/01

Monday 13/01/14           collections return to normal

Are you planning a Christmas clear out?

Don’t forget for any items that can’t be thrown away using your household collection service, bring them along to the Reuse and Recycling centre.

Alternatively arrange a free bulky waste collection by calling 020 7525 2000 or email the environment team with your request.  

Please note the Reuse and recycling centre will be closed on the following bank holidays 

Christmas Day

Boxing Day

New Year’s Day

Real Christmas tree collections

Each year approximately six million trees are used to celebrate Christmas in Britain, sadly only 10 per cent of those trees end up being recycled. This January make the most of your Christmas tree and help the environment at the same time by recycling your tree.

Choosing to recycle your Christmas tree in Southwark ensures that your tree will be composted and used as a soil improver for agricultural purposes around the country.

There are three easy ways to recycle your Christmas tree in Southwark

  1.  If you have a food and garden waste collection, real Christmas trees can be collected as part of your normal household collection service. Simply remove any decorations and its pot or stand and place your tree next to your brown bin ready for collection.
  2. If you do not have a scheduled food and garden waste collection service you can book an ad-hoc collection and arrange for your Christmas tree to be collected. Simply telephone 020 7525 2000 or email the environment team to book. 
  3. From 6 to 31 January there will also be real tree collection sites at the following places around the borough
  • Reuse and recycling centre on Devon Street (off Old Kent Road)
  • Belair Park
  • Peckham Rye Park
  • Southwark Park

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