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Waltham Forest Rubbish Collection 2024 (Holidays, Bulk, Recycling)

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

The borough of Waltham Forest is in Greater London with Enfield to the northwest, Lewisham to the south, Redbridge to the east, and Haringey 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.

Waltham Forest Rubbish Collection Calendar 2024

For normal rubbish collections schedules, visit https://www.walthamforest.gov.uk/rubbish-and-recycling/household-bin-collections/check-your-collection-days

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 your collection days over bank holidays. Visit https://www.walthamforest.gov.uk/rubbish-and-recycling/household-bin-collections/check-your-collection-days to be updated.

Waltham Forest Rubbish Collection Map

Waltham Forest Rubbish Collection Schedule

Bulk Waste Pickup Calendar 2024

The council can collect large and unwanted items for re-use, recycle or disposal. You can choose from 3 options when booking a large item collection, click here for more information.

Acceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

Please check the large item checker to see what items can be collected. 

Unacceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

  • items which are too heavy and would require more than 2 people to move
  • any glass or mirrored items, please remove any glass from your items or take this to your local recycling centre.

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 Waltham Forest 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.walthamforest.gov.uk/rubbish-and-recycling/household-bin-collections/check-your-collection-days

Frequently Asked Questions

When is bulk pickup in Waltham Forest?

The council can collect large and unwanted items for re-use, recycle or disposal. You can choose from 3 options when booking a large item collection, click here for more information.

What day is rubbish collection?

To find rubbish collection on your street visit: https://www.walthamforest.gov.uk/rubbish-and-recycling/household-bin-collections/check-your-collection-days

What time does rubbish collection start?

Rubbish collection starts at 5 a.m. Make sure to have your bins on the curb by then.

We will not empty your bin if it:

  • isn’t presented at the front boundary of your property 
  • contains waste that should be in a different bin or waste that would damage the collection vehicle
  • is too heavy to be lifted safely by the collection vehicle

How can I contact the Waltham Forest Borough?

Waltham Forest Town Hall
Forest Road
Walthamstow E17 4JF

wasteteam@ walthamforest.gov.uk

Did we miss anything?

Hope you were able to find everything you need for the Waltham Forest 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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