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

Free Christmas tree recycling collection

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 3 January and Friday 21 January.

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)

Recycle more this Christmas

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 'Stay safe and well this Winter' booklet which will be delivered to you. Double-check what can and can’t be put in your clear recycling sack.

Run out of clear recycling sacks? To order more, call 020 8753 1100.

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. 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 our Traid page.
  3. Mixed textiles or clothes: Traid also offers a free collection for clothing and textiles. Call 020 8733 2595 to book. Alternatively, you can find your nearest textile recycling bank on our Traid page.
  4. Batteries: Recycle your old batteries at one of our libraries or at many supermarkets and stores.
  5. 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 Get Composting and recycle your leftover sprouts.
  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

All collection days returned to normal on Monday 3 January.

Check your normal collection day

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