Christmas bin collection changes announced

Household recycling and rubbish collections will be changing for three weeks over the Christmas period.

Collections will be delayed by a few days so crews can spend time with their families and friends over the festive period.

A full list of revised collection dates is included in the table below and is also available online and in the Christmas edition of Your Croydon magazine, which is due to be delivered soon.

Croydon’s recycling rate has rocketed by nearly 10 per cent since the introduction of new recycling and refuse bins last year and there are a host of opportunities to keep this momentum over the Christmas period.

You can recycle card, and paper packaging that can be torn up. Leftover food can also be recycled in a food caddy.

Normal collection date Revised collection date
Wednesday 25 December Friday 27 December
Thursday 26 December Saturday 28 December
Friday 27 December Monday 30 December
Monday 30 December Tuesday 31 December
Tuesday 31 December Thursday 2 January
Wednesday 1 January Friday 3 January
Thursday 2 January Saturday 4 January
Friday 3 January Monday 6 January
Monday 6 January Tuesday 7 January
Tuesday 7 January Wednesday 8 January
Wednesday 8 January Thursday 9 January
Thursday 9 January Friday 10 January
Friday 10 January Saturday 11 January


Any missed recycling and refuse collections should be reported through My Account.

“I’m delighted to see Croydon’s recycling rate increasing and there are plenty of opportunities over Christmas to keep this up.

“I hope everyone enjoys the festive period, no matter what they have planned and please make sure you know the changed collection dates.”

Councillor Stuart Collins, deputy leader – Clean Green Croydon

2019-12-10T17:00:57+00:00 December 10th, 2019|Recent news|