Christmas and new year recycling and waste collections

Over Christmas, recycling, food waste and general waste collection days will change. From Tuesday 2 January 2018 collections will return to their usual days.

Usual collection day Holiday collection day
Tuesday 26 December Wednesday 27 December
Wednesday 27 December Thursday 28 December
Thursday 28 December Friday 29 December
Friday 29 December Saturday 30 December

Garden waste collections will not take place in the weeks beginning 25 December 2017 and 1 January 2018.

Recycling Christmas trees
Anyone with a real Christmas tree can recycle it in the following ways once the festive season is over:

  • Take it to the Community Recycling Centres in Bond Road, Warlingham, or Chaldon Road, Caterham and put it in the garden waste container.
  • Cut it up and compost it in your home compost bin.
  • If you are a member of the Biffa Green Waste Club, cut up your tree (maximum tree trunk 4" diameter) and put it in your bin for collection. Make sure you can still close the lid.

Residents who would like more information can find details:

Snow, ice and severe weather conditions
In severe weather information about collection delays and cancellations will be available on, by e-mailing or calling 01883 722000.

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