Check your Christmas collection days and help us maximise our festive recycling

Hammersmith & Fulham Council wishes you a very merry Christmas and best wishes for the New Year.

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More Christmas and New Year information from H&F Council

Christmas tree recycling

If you normally get an on-street rubbish collection, simply leave your tree where you'd leave your rubbish.

Please make sure:

  • it is a REAL tree
  • it is clearly visible
  • it is not obstructing the pavement
  • all decorations and pots are removed.

Please put your tree out for collection before 7am on your regular collection day between Monday 4 January and Sunday 17 January 2021.

There are now collections in the morning too.

Designated Christmas tree drop-off points

You can also take your tree to one of the designated drop-off points below.

  • Bishops Park (next to cafe, Bishops Park Road/Stevenage Road entrance)
  • Cathnor Park (next to the play area, Greenside Road)
  • Fulham Palace Road Cemetery (opposite Queensmill Road)
  • Loris Road Community Gardens Batoum Gardens
  • New King's Road (on edge of Eel Brook Common)
  • Normand Park (opposite Lillie Road entrance)
  • Ravenscourt Park (by football pitch, access by foot via Ravenscourt Park Road)
  • South Park (hard standing next to cricket nets, access by foot via Woolneigh Street)
  • Wormholt Park (Sawley Road entrance)
  • Wormwood Scrubs car park (off Scrubs Lane)

Seasonal recycling guide

This year, we want to recycle even more of your waste than ever before – including your Christmas trees. You’d be surprised how many items from Christmas can be recycled, rather than tossed in the bin.

We’ll send everyone these recycling guidelines in our seasonal 'Reasons to be cheerful' booklet which will be delivered to you. Double-check what can and can’t be put in your recycling sack.

Run out of clear recycling sacks? To order more, email

Please put these in your recycling sack, bin or bank:

  • paper, card and cardboard
  • cans and tins
  • plastic bottles, pots, tubs and trays
  • glass bottles and jars
  • cartons
  • please ensure all items are clean and dry.

Please do not put these in your recycling sack, bin or bank:

  • shredded paper
  • clothes and textiles
  • hard plastics and soft plastics
  • aerosols
  • food waste
  • any items not shown above: nappies, electricals and cables, wood, metal items, DIY materials, polystyrene, foil.

You can leave the lid on

Don’t forget, lids can be left on plastic bottles and cartons and metal lids placed loose on glass jars.

Aerosols? No can do

For safety reasons, we’re no longer recycling aerosol cans. If you’ve got cans to dispose of, please now put them in your general waste.

Top Christmas recycling tips

  1. Mixed paper and card: Put Christmas cards and wrapping paper (not metallic wrapping paper) in your clear sack or smart bank.
  2. Mixed textiles and clothes: Traid also offers a free collection for clothing and textiles. Call 020 8733 2595 to book.
  3. Food waste: For tips to help reduce your food waste this Christmas, check out the Love Food Hate Waste website. If you have a garden, why not get a composter from the Get Composting website and recycle your leftover sprouts?
  4. Batteries: Recycle your old batteries. There are also bins at many supermarkets and stores.
  5. Small appliances: Recycle small electrical items, such as mobile phones and hair dryers, by organising a free collection from Traid. To book, call 020 8733 2595, or visit the Traid website.
  6. Large appliances: Need a bulky waste collection? For large items, like furniture or appliances, call 020 8753 1100 to book a bulky waste collection. (Charges apply).

Collection days

Christmas and Boxing Day collections move to Sunday 27 December, while New Year’s Day collection moves to Saturday 2 January. All collection days will be back to normal by Monday 4 January.

Rubbish and recycling collection dates over Christmas 2020
Collection day and date Alternative collection day
Monday 21 December -
Tuesday 22 December -
Wednesday 23 December -
Thursday 24 December (Christmas Eve) -
Friday 25 December (Christmas Day)
Moves to Sunday 27 December
Saturday 26 December (Boxing Day)
Moves to Sunday 27 December
Sunday 27 December Friday's and Saturday's collection picked up today
Monday 28 December (Bank Holiday) -
Tuesday 29 December -
Wednesday 30 December -
Thursday 31 December -
Friday 1 January 2021 (New Year's Day)
Moves to Saturday 2 January 2021
Saturday 2 January Friday's collection picked up today
Sunday 3 January
Monday 4 January -

Normal collection service resumes on Monday 4 January 2021

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