Barnet Rubbish Collection 2023 (Holidays, Bulk, Recycling)

We’re here to help you find the Barnet rubbish collection schedule for 2023 including bulk pickup, recycling, holidays, and maps.

The borough of Barnet is in Greater London with Brent and Camden to the south, Enfield to the east, Redbridge, Barking and Dagenham to the southeast.

If there’s a change to your normal rubbish collection schedule then there’s a good chance your street sweeping schedule has changed too so make sure to check for updates.

Barnet Rubbish Collection Calendar 2023

For normal rubbish collections schedules, visit

Rubbish Collection Holidays

Here you can see the observed bank holidays.

  • New Year’s Day (January 1st)
  • Good Friday (Friday before Easter Sunday)
  • Easter Monday (Monday following Easter Sunday)
  • Early May Bank Holiday (first Monday in May)
  • Spring Bank Holiday (last Monday in May)
  • Summer Bank Holiday (last Monday in August)
  • Christmas Day (December 25th)
  • Boxing Day (December 26th)

If your bin is not collected on your scheduled day, please leave it at the boundary of your property for collection the next day.

Barnet Rubbish Collection Map

Barnet Rubbish Collection Schedule

Bulk Waste Pickup Calendar 2023

Bulky household waste items can be collected for a fee from outside your property. For more information, visit

Acceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

  • cooker
  • dishwasher
  • fridges and freezers
  • tumble dryer
  • washing machine
  • armchair
  • bags of rubbish (5 bags are counted as 1 item)
  • bed base
  • mattress
  • bed (mattress plus base)
  • chair
  • chest of drawers
  • Christmas tree (within 2 weeks after Christmas)
  • small table/dismantled big table
  • small wooden bench
  • small wooden gate
  • sofa
  • sofa bed
  • wall unit (dismantled if over 6ft)
  • wardrobe (dismantled if over 6ft)

Unacceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

If you are unsure, call Barnet Borough contact centre at 020 8359 4600 before you put your bulky item to the curb.

Have bulky items the city won’t pick up? You need a junk removal service.

If you have large items that the city won’t take from you, you may need to hire a junk removal service.

Junk removal services are not be as picky about the items they’re collecting so if the city won’t take the item, this may be your best bet. There’s usually a fee involved with junk removal but most companies can tell you ahead of time approximately what it’s going to cost.

There are a number of junk removal services in Barnet and I’m sure many of them will be able to help you out.

Recycling Collection Calendar 2023

Here’s the link to the recycling collection calendar:

Your blue recycling and black refuse bins are collected weekly and if you have a green garden waste bin, this is collected fortnightly.

Frequently Asked Questions

When is bulk pickup in Barnet?

Bulky household waste items can be collected for a fee from outside your property. For more information, visit

What day is rubbish collection?

To find rubbish collection on your street visit:

What time does rubbish collection start?

Rubbish collection starts at 6 a.m. Make sure to have your bins on the curb by then.

How can I contact the Barnet Borough?

Contact Centre
Phone: 020 8359 4600 or 020 8359 2000
Monday to Thursday from 9 am to 5:15 pm
Friday from 9 am to 5 pm

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