Christmas and New Year information

Free Christmas tree recycling collection

Last year you helped us recycle over 75 tonnes of Christmas trees, which were composted.

If your recycling and rubbish is collected in sacks from outside your home, leave your real tree in your front garden or outside your property for recycling. It should:

  • Be clearly visible from the street and not hidden behind walls or plants
  • Not cause an obstruction on the pavement
  • Not have any pots with it or decorations on it.

Trees must be ready for collection by midday on your collection day, between Tuesday 3 and Friday 13 January 2017 but they will not be collected until the afternoon.

There are designated collection points where you can take your real Christmas trees for recycling. These are:

  • Fulham Palace Road Cemetery (opposite Queensmill Road)
  • Loris Road Community Gardens
  • New Kings Road (on edge of Eel Brook Common)
  • Normand Park (opposite Lillie Road entrance)
  • Ravenscourt Park (by football pitch)
  • Wormwood Scrubs car park (off Scrubs Lane)

Trees will be composted and put to good use rather than going to waste.

Christmas and New Year recycling and rubbish collections

There are no refuse and recycling collections on Monday 26 December and Monday 2 January. See the table below for the changed collection dates; all other collection dates will remain the same to minimise disruption caused by the holidays.

Your usual collection day

Your revised collection day

Week 1

Week 1

Monday 26 December (Boxing Day)

Tuesday 27 December (Bank Holiday)

Tuesday 27 December

Wednesday 28 December

Wednesday 28 December

Thursday 29 December

Thursday 29 December

Friday 30 December

Friday 30 December

Saturday 31 December (New Year's Eve)

Saturday 31 December (New Year's Eve)

Saturday 31 December (New Year's Eve)

Week 2

Week 2

Monday 2 January 2017 (Bank Holiday)

Tuesday 3 January 2017

Tuesday 3 January

Wednesday 4 January

Wednesday 4 January

Thursday 5 January

Thursday 5 January

Friday 6 January

Friday 6 January

Saturday 7 January

Saturday 7 January

Saturday 7 January

You should only present your waste bags for collection between the hours of 9pm (the night before collection) and 6am (on the day of collection). Leaving rubbish out at any other time means you could be prosecuted for fly tipping.

Check your normal collection day using the Where's your nearest postcode search

Christmas and New Year bin collection, recycling leaflet and Golden Ticket (pdf)

Commercial waste and recycling

Commercial waste and recycling collections over Christmas and New Year

Council offices

The council's offices will be closed on:

  • Saturday 24 December
  • Sunday 25 December
  • Monday 26 December
  • Tuesday 27 December
  • Saturday 31 December
  • Sunday 1 January 2017
  • Monday 2 January

H&F Direct opening hours

The h&f Direct Centre in Hammersmith Town Hall extension covers the following services: council tax, council tax benefit, housing benefits, business rates, parking permits, blue badges, freedom passes, taxi cards, cashiers and council rent collection.

  • Friday 23 December - Closes at 4pm
  • Saturday 24 December - Closed
  • Sunday 25 December - Closed
  • Monday 26 December - Closed
  • Tuesday 27 December - Closed
  • Wednesday 28 December - Business as usual
  • Thursday 29 December - Business as usual
  • Friday 30 December - Closes at 4pm
  • Saturday 31 December - Closed
  • Sunday 1 January 2017 - Closed
  • Monday 2 January - Closed

Visit H&F Direct Centre homepage

H&F Advice opening hours

(145-155 King Street, including contact service for social care and homelessness, and reception point for child protection services)

  • Saturday 24 December - Closed
  • Sunday 25 December - Closed
  • Monday 26 December - Closed
  • Tuesday 27 December - Closed
  • Wednesday 28 December - Business as usual
  • Thursday 29 December - Business as usual
  • Friday 30 December - Business as usual
  • Saturday 31 December - Closed
  • Sunday 1 January 2017 - Closed
  • Monday 2 January - Closed

Visit H&F Advice homepage

Parking

Parking service opening hours and parking restrictions over the holiday period

Parking permits opening hours over the holiday period

Housing repairs for council tenants and leaseholders

Emergency cover will be provided over the holiday period.

0800 023 4499 (from landlines) 
020 7205 0400 (from mobiles)

Housing repairs for tenants in temporary accommodation

Tenants in temporary accommodation should call the following number for emergency repairs over the holiday period:

020 8748 8588

Reporting housing repairs

Register office opening times

The register office at Hammersmith Town Hall will be closed on 25, 26, 27 December and 1, 2 January

Register office homepage

Libraries

Our libraries will be closed or close early on the days listed below:

  • Saturday 24 December - Closes at 1pm
  • Sunday 25 December - Closed
  • Monday 26 December - Closed
  • Tuesday 27 December - Closed
  • Sunday 1 January 2017 - Closed
  • Monday 2 January - Closed

Items may be renewed online at www.lbhf.gov.uk/librarycatalogue, by using the Library Anywhere app or by phone: 020 7361 3610 using you library card number and PIN/password.

A 24 hour returns facility is available at all sites.

Sports and leisure centres

School holiday dates

Last day of autumn term - Wednesday 21 December 
First day of spring term - Tuesday 3 January 2017

Voluntary-aided (church) schools, academies and free schools set their own term dates so dates may vary from school to school. Please check details with individual schools.

See school contact details for links to schools own websites

Noise and nuisance service

Please visit www.lbhf.gov.uk/noise for details about our service over the festive period.