Richmond Christmas and New Year waste collection dates

Residents are being reminded that the waste collection times have changed over the festive period throughout December and January.


On December 23 and December 24, normal rubbish collections will take place however – from Christmas Day, Richmond Council will carry out waste and recycling collections from domestic properties, two days later than usual.

Normal collections will continue on December 30 and December 31, and collections scheduled between January 1, and January 3 will take place a day later than normal from New Years day onwards.

Richmond’s normal collection days will resume on January 6 .

Christmas and New Year waste and recycling collections:

Normal collection day Revised collection day

Monday 23 December 23 Monday December 23

Tuesday 24 December 24 Tuesday December 24

Wednesday 25 December 25 Friday December 27

Thursday 26 December 26 Saturday December 28

Friday December 27 Sunday December 29

Monday December 30 Monday December 30

Tuesday December 31 Tuesday December 31

Wednesday January 1 Thursday January 2

Thursday January 2 Friday January 3

Friday January 3 Saturday January 4

Residents are asked that if they have excessive paper or card collections which cannot be deposited in their recycling containers, they are asked to consider taking this to a local street recycling site or to the Household Waste and Recycling Centre at Townmead Road, Kew.

Recycling Box Deliveries, Bulky Waste Special Collections and Garden Waste Collections will continue through until December 20, and will recommence on 6 January 6.

Real Christmas Trees will be collected between January 6 and January 17.

Alternatively, Christmas tree’s can be taken to:

Household Waste and Recycling Centre, Townmead Road, Kew

Barn Elms Sports Centre, SW13 0DG (opposite Barnes Rugby Centre)

Squire’s Garden Centre Car Park, Sixth Cross Road, TW2 5PA

Old Deer Car Park, TW9 2RA

Ham Street Car Park, TW10 7RS

Nelson Road Car Park, TW2 7BB

Hampton Library Car Park, TW12 2AB

North Lane Car Park, Teddington, TW11 0HJ

Richmond’s waste and recycling teams will be working to ensure Christmas and New Years’ collections are completed throughout the borough.

Residents are also advised to be mindful that due to heavy workloads some collection crews may be undertaking collections later than normal.

For more information or to order more recycling boxes call 020 8891 1411, email or visit Richmond’s Waste and recycling page.


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