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Wandsworth Rubbish Collection 2024 (Holidays, Bulk, Recycling)

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

The borough of Wandsworth is in Greater London with Kensington and Chelsea to the north, Merton to the south, Lewisham to the east, and Richmond 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.

Wandsworth Rubbish Collection Calendar 2024

For normal rubbish collections schedules, visit https://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/rubbish-and-recycling/find-your-recycling-and-waste-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)

Your rubbish and recycling will be collected as normal on all Bank Holidays except Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. When these fall on a weekday, collections will be one day later than usual for the rest of that week.

Wandsworth Rubbish Collection Map

Wandsworth Rubbish Collection Schedule

Bulk Waste Pickup Calendar 2024

To book a bulky waste collection, visit: https://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/rubbish-and-recycling/bulky-waste-and-diy-waste-collections/

Acceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

  • Household waste items that are too big for the bin (e.g. furniture and appliances)
  • Appliances, such as: Free standing electrical goods (not American style fridge/freezers)
  • Furniture (Sofa beds need to be dismantled)
  • Other bulky household waste items (that can be safely lifted by two people)
  • Refuse and garden waste sacks. Up to three will be charged as one bulky item. Please note that this only applies to standard sized refuse sacks. We cannot collect Hippo/builders bags designed for mechanical lifting
  • Free standing glass sheets or panes; for example, table top, mirrors. They should be wrapped to allow for safe transit
  • Any item that is 6ft long must be broken up into small manageable pieces for it to fit within the collection vehicle.
  • Sofa bed must be dismantled into manageable pieces. Each piece will be charged as 1 item.

Unacceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

  • Anything that cannot be lifted safely by two people. If you need such items collected, break them down into pieces that can be safely lifted
  • Any items not listed on the booking form. Commercial or American style fridge/freezers.
  • Waste from works of construction/demolition or preparatory works (e.g. rubble, plasterboard, fitted kitchen units, fitted bathtubs, fitted carpets, doors etc).
  • Commercial or industrial waste
  • Earth, stones and soil
  • Household hazardous waste collection and disposal are offered through a separate service, for example:
  • Any item that is 6ft long and will not fit into collection vehicle
  • Motor vehicle parts
  • Oil or liquids
  • Clinical waste

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 Wandsworth 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.wandsworth.gov.uk/rubbish-and-recycling/find-your-recycling-and-waste-collection-day/

Frequently Asked Questions

When is bulk pickup in Wandsworth?

To book a bulky waste collection, visit: https://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/rubbish-and-recycling/bulky-waste-and-diy-waste-collections/

What day is rubbish collection?

To find rubbish collection on your street visit: https://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/rubbish-and-recycling/find-your-recycling-and-waste-collection-day/

What time does rubbish collection start?

Rubbish collection starts at 6:30 a.m. Make sure to have your bins on the curb by then.

How can I contact the Wandsworth Borough?

Wandsworth Council Environment and Community Services Department, 
Waste and Street Cleansing Services
Ground Floor Tadmore House, 
Frogmore Depot,
SW18 1EY

Telephone: 020 8871 8558

Use our online form to get in touch.

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Hope you were able to find everything you need for the Wandsworth 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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