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 2 January and Sunday 22 January 2023.

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)

Top Christmas recycling tips

Everything you need to know about recycling during the holidays – including the most popular Christmas items such as small electrical devices and clothing.

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’ve sent everyone these recycling guidelines in our seasonal Winter Update booklet. Double-check what can and can’t be put in your clear recycling sack.

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

  • paper, card and cardboard
  • cans and tins
  • cartons
  • glass bottles and jars
  • plastic bottles, pots, tubs and trays.

Please ensure all items are clean and dry.

Please DO NOT put these in your recycling sack, bin or bank:

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

Lids on or off?

Don’t forget, lids can be left on plastic bottles and cartons. But please remove lids from glass jars.

Aerosols? No can do

For safety reasons, we’re no longer recycling aerosol cans. Please now put them in your general waste.

Top Christmas recycling tips

  1. Cards and gift wrap: Recycle Christmas cards and wrapping paper (not metallic wrapping paper) in your clear sack or smart bank.
  2. Bulky waste: For large items, like furniture or appliances, call 020 8753 1100 to book a bulky waste collection. Charges apply.
  3. Small electricals: Recycle small electrical items, such as mobile phones and hair dryers, by organising a free collection from Traid. Call 020 8753 2595 to book, or visit our Traid webpage.
  4. Batteries: Recycle your old batteries at one of our libraries or at many supermarkets and stores.
  5. Clothing and textiles: Traid also offers a free collection for clothing and textiles. To book, call 020 8753 2595. Alternatively, you can find your nearest textile recycling bank on our Traid webpage.
  6. 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 and recycle your leftover sprouts? Visit the Get Composting website.

Run out of clear recycling sacks?

To order more call 020 8753 1100.

Collection days

Household recycling and rubbish collection dates over Christmas 2022
Normal collection day and date Alternative collection day
Monday 19 December No change
Tuesday 20 December No change
Wednesday 21 December No change
Thursday 22 December No change
Friday 23 December No change
Saturday 24 December (Christmas Eve) No change
Sunday 25 December (Christmas Day)
Moved to Tuesday 27 December
Monday 26 December (Boxing Day)
Moved to Tuesday 27 December
Tuesday 27 December (Bank Holiday) Moved to Wednesday 28 December
Wednesday 28 December Moved to Thursday 29 December
Thursday 29 December Moved to Friday 30 December
Friday 30 December Moved to Saturday 31 December
Saturday 31 December (New Year's Eve) No change
Sunday 1 January 2023 (New Year's Day)
Moved to Monday 2 January 2023
Monday 2 January (Bank Holiday) No change
Tuesday 3 January No change

Christmas Day collections move to Tuesday 27 December. Collections for week commencing Monday 26 December (Boxing Day) take place a day later than normal. New Year's Day collections move to Monday 2 January.

All collection days will be back to normal by Monday 2 January 2023.

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Christmas Quiz 2022

Winter Update 2022

Read our Winter Update 2022 booklet. Advice and tips to help with the cost of living, staying well by getting boosted, What's On and seasonal collection day changes.