Merton Rubbish Collection 2023 (Holidays, Bulk, Recycling)

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

The borough of Merton is in Greater London with Wandsworth to the north, Sutton to the south, Bromley to the east, and Kingston upon Thames to the west.

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.

Merton 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)

Collections continue as normal on bank holidays except for Christmas and New Year. Details for Christmas 2023 will be published in December.

Merton Rubbish Collection Map

Merton Rubbish Collection Schedule

Bulk Waste Pickup Calendar 2023

You can arrange for your items to be collected (fees apply) on any weekday excluding public holidays.

For more information on how to book a bulky waste collection, click here.

Acceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

  • large electrical appliances (such as an oven, fridge, freezer, dishwasher)
  • televisions and computer monitors
  • bag of small electrical items (such as a kettle, toaster, electric toothbrush)
  • furniture (such as a bed, sofa, armchair, wardrobe)
  • roll of carpet
  • underlay
  • bagged household waste.

Please tie up or bag any loose materials, making sure they are not too heavy for one person to lift safely.

Unacceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

  • soil or turf
  • rubble, hardcore or bricks
  • paving slabs
  • plasterboard
  • roofing materials
  • bath, toilet or basin units
  • central heating system components
  • tiles
  • doors, windows and frames
  • kitchen units and wardrobes
  • shed or fence panels
  • laminate flooring
  • timber, MDF or hardboard
  • paint

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 Merton 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:

Frequently Asked Questions

When is bulk pickup in Merton?

You can arrange for your items to be collected (fees apply) on any weekday excluding public holidays.

For more information on how to book a bulky waste collection, click here.

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.

Don’t over-fill your wheelie bins (lids must be closed). Put it at the front edge of your property where our crews can see and easily reach it, but not on the road or pavement.

How can I contact Merton Borough?

London Borough of Merton
Civic Centre
London Road

Telephone: 020 8274 4902

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