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Residents are being reminded that their waste and recycling collection times will be subject to change over the Christmas and New Year holiday period.

On 21st to the 24th December, normal day collections will take place.

On Christmas Day (Friday 25th December), collections will take place on Sunday 27th December.

From Monday 28th December until Wednesday 30th, collections will be one day later. On New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day - collections will be two days later.

There will be no change for those receiving commercial waste and recycling collection services.

Normal domestic collection schedules will resume on Monday 11th January.

Normal Collection Day Revised Collection Day
Monday 21 December Monday 21 December
Tuesday 22 December Tuesday 22 December
Wednesday 23 December Wednesday 23 December
Thursday 24 December Thursday 24 December
Friday 25 December Sunday 27 December
Monday 28 December Tuesday 29 December
Tuesday 29 December Wednesday 30 December
Wednesday 30 December Thursday 31 December
Thursday 31 December Saturday 2 January
Friday 1 January Monday 4 January
Monday 4 January Tuesday 5 January
Tuesday 5 January Wednesday 6 January
Wednesday 6 January Thursday 7 January
Thursday 7 January Friday 8 January
Friday 8 January Saturday 9 January

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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 prebook an appointment to visit the Household Waste and Recycling Centre at Townmead Road, Kew.

Garden Waste Collections will continue through until 18th December 2020 and will recommence on 4th January 2021.

Real Christmas Trees will be collected between 4h January and 15th January 2021. Alternatively, you can take your Christmas tree to:

  • Household Waste and Recycling Centre, Townmead Road, Kew (please remember to book ahead)
  • 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

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Our waste and recycling teams will be working very hard to ensure Christmas and New Years’ collections are completed throughout the borough but please be mindful that due to heavy workloads some collection crews may be undertaking collections later than normal. If you do need to report a missed collection this can be done online

For more information or to order more recycling boxes call 020 8891 1411, email or visit

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, if residents are self-isolating and feeling ill they should continue to put any potentially infected items (like used tissues or cleaning cloths) into separate plastic bags and double-bag them. These bags should be stored for 72 hours before being put in with general waste for collection.

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– from a Richmond Council press release - 15 December 2020