Kensington and Chelsea Rubbish Collection 2023 (Holidays, Bulk, Recycling)

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

The borough of Kensington and Chelsea is in Greater London with Camden to the north, Wandsworth to the south, Lambeth to the east, Hammersmith and Fulham to the west, Kingston upon Thames to the southwest.

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.

Kensington and Chelsea Rubbish Collection Calendar 2023

For normal rubbish collections schedules, visit the council’s Refuse Collection Schedule or you can search for your bin collection days online.

Rubbish Collection Holidays

The council does not collect rubbish on:

  • Christmas Day
  • Boxing Day
  • New Year’s Day
  • Good Friday
  • Summer bank holiday

Please check road signs and local advertising for any special arrangements.

Kensington and Chelsea Rubbish Collection Map

Kensington and Chelsea Rubbish Collection Schedule

Bulk Waste Pickup Calendar 2023

The council can collect up to ten bulky items for £39.20. Book a Bulky Waste Collection Service here.

This service is currently free of charge if you are receiving housing and/or council tax benefit. We will need your NI number when you book.

Acceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

  • TVs and stereos
  • washing machines
  • sofas
  • tables and chairs
  • mattresses

Unacceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

  • garden waste
  • car parts
  • paint
  • hazardous waste
  • builder’s waste
  • pianos

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 Kensington and Chelsea 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: Recycling Collection Schedule or you can search for your bin collection days online.

Frequently Asked Questions

When is bulk pickup in Kensington and Chelsea?

The council can collect up to ten bulky items for £39.20. Book a Bulky Waste Collection Service here.

This service is currently free of charge if you are receiving housing and/or council tax benefit. We will need your NI number when you book.

What day is rubbish collection?

To find rubbish collection on your street visit: Refuse Collection Schedule or you can search for your bin collection days online.

What time does rubbish collection start?

Rubbish collection starts at 7 a.m. Make sure to have your bins on the curb by then.

How can I contact Kensington and Chelsea Borough?

Phone: 020 7361 3001
Email: streetline@ rbkc.gov.uk

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