Richmond upon Thames Rubbish Collection 2023 (Holidays, Bulk, Recycling)

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

The borough of Richmond upon Thames is in Greater London with Ealing to the north, Kingston upon Thames to the south, Wandsworth and Lewisham to the east, and Hounslow 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.

Richmond upon Thames 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)

There may be changes to collection days over bank holidays. Visit to be updated.

Richmond upon Thames Rubbish Collection Map

Richmond upon Thames Rubbish Collection Schedule

Bulk Waste Pickup Calendar 2023

Bulky item collection services are for residential properties only. To book a bulky item and other waste collections, visit

Acceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

  • Household waste items that are too big for the bin (e.g. furniture and electrical appliances)
  • Household waste items weighing 25kg or less (e.g. furniture and electrical appliances)
  • Printers and computers
  • Fridges and freezers (booked separately)
  • Small electrical items for recycling
  • Free standing glass sheets or panes; for example, table top, mirrors (must be wrapped to allow for safe transit

Unacceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

  • Commercial or industrial waste
  • Anything that cannot be safely lifted by two people
  • Ink cartridges or printers with ink cartridges in situ
  • Any items not listed on the booking form
  • Waste from works of construction/demolition or preparatory works* (e.g. rubble, concrete, plasterboard, fitted kitchen units, fitted bathtubs, fitted carpets, doors etc).
  • Broken fluorescent light bulbs/tubes
  • Any item that is 6ft long and will not fit into collection vehicle
  • Earth, stones, concrete and soil
  • Garden waste (we have a separate service for this)
  • Hazardous waste such as clinical waste, gas cylinder, paint or asbestos** (there are separate services for these)
  • Motor vehicle parts

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 Richmond upon Thames 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 Richmond upon Thames?

Bulky item collection services are for residential properties only. To book a bulky item and other waste collections, 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.

If there is suitable space by the front entrance of your property within arms-length of the boundary with the street, this is where any dustbins, sacks and recycling containers must be presented to ensure collection. This also applies to bulky items and any unwanted items being offered to neighbours and passers-by.

How can I contact the Richmond upon Thames Borough?

Waste and Recycling
020 8891 1411
9 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday, except for bank holidays

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