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Greenwich London Rubbish Collection 2024 (Holidays, Bulk, Recycling)

We’re here to help you find the Greenwich London rubbish collection schedule for 2024 including bulk pickup, recycling, holidays, and maps.

The Royal Borough of Greenwich is in Greater London with Newham and Redbridge to the north, Barking and Dagenham to the northeast, Lewisham and Bromley to the south, and Hackney to the northwest.

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.

Greenwich London Rubbish Collection Calendar 2024

For normal rubbish collections schedules, visit https://www.royalgreenwich.gov.uk/info/200171/recycling_and_rubbish/100/find_your_bin_collection_day

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)

During bank holidays there will be some changes to bin collection days.  

We’ll add any changes to your collection dates on our bank holiday collection dates page.

Greenwich London Rubbish Collection Map

Greenwich London Rubbish Collection Schedule

Bulk Waste Pickup Calendar 2024

For large items that do not fit or belong in your bins, you need to book an appointment here.

Acceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

  • Armchair
  • Artificial Christmas Tree
  • Baby Walker
  • Bagged Items
  • Bed Base and Mattress
  • Bed Base (Any)
  • Bedside Cabinet or Table
  • Bookcase
  • Buggies
  • Bunk Bed / Cabin Bed
  • Bureau
  • Cabinet (Any)
  • Chairs (Any)
  • Chaise Longue
  • Chest of Drawers
  • Computer Table
  • Cooker
  • Cooker Hoods
  • Cots
  • Counter Top Cooker
  • Desk (Any)
  • Digital and Eletrical Keyboards
  • Dishwasher
  • Dressing Table
  • Freezer or Fridge
  • Grandfather Clock
  • Headboard
  • Hobs
  • Hostess Trolley
  • Ironing Boards
  • Knitting Machine
  • Lounger
  • Mattress
  • Nest of Tables
  • Ottoman
  • Ovens (Domestic Only)
  • Pouffe / Stool
  • Sewing Machine (Not Industrial)
  • Sideboard
  • Sofa
  • Sofa – Three Piece Suite
  • Spin Dryer
  • Table and Chairs
  • Table (Any)
  • Tallboy
  • Trouser Press
  • Tumble Dryers
  • TV (Only If 32″ Or More)
  • Vacuum
  • Wardrobe (Double or Single)
  • Washer Drier
  • Washing Machines

Materials that need to be bagged up (so that one person can carry them easily) will cost £3.86 per bag.  A minimum charge of £15.44 applies (4 bags).  A maximum of 10 bags can be booked for collection.

  • Carpet (cut up)
  • Rubble
  • Soil
  • Tiles

Unacceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

We do not collect household chemicals and paint as part of the bulky waste service. You’ll need to book a hazardous waste collection instead or you can take paint to the Re-use and Recycling Centre

For more advice about hazardous waste collections, please call 020 8921 4661.  

Other ways to get rid of large items

To get rid of other large items you can: 

Local places to donate items

  • Emmaus offers a free collection service  
  • British Heart Foundation in Woolwich accepts donations in the post up to 10kg in weight  
  • Debra in Woolwich Road takes furniture and electrical goods, and offers a free collection service 

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 Greenwich London and I’m sure many of them will be able to help you out.

Recycling Collection Calendar 2024

Here’s the link to the recycling collection calendar: https://www.royalgreenwich.gov.uk/info/200171/recycling_and_rubbish/100/find_your_bin_collection_day

Frequently Asked Questions

When is bulk pickup in Greenwich London?

For large items that do not fit or belong in your bins, you need to book an appointment here.

What day is rubbish collection?

To find rubbish collection on your street visit: https://www.royalgreenwich.gov.uk/info/200171/recycling_and_rubbish/100/find_your_bin_collection_day

What time does rubbish collection start?

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

If you have bin bags instead of wheelie bins, put them out on collection day instead of the night before. This will stop animals splitting them open. 

How can I contact the Greenwich London Borough?

Street Services:
Telephone: 020 8921 4661
Email: contact-centre@ royalgreenwich.gov.uk

Did we miss anything?

Hope you were able to find everything you need for the Greenwich London rubbish pickup schedule. We strive to provide the most up to date information so please let us know if you need anything else.

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