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Changes to bin collection days

Waste, recycling and clinical waste collection dates in Royal Greenwich often change around bank holidays and any future changes to collection dates will appear here.

May 2020 collection dates

When we have a bank holiday we normally make changes to your collections, but in May we will be continuing to work through and are aiming to empty your bins on your normal collection day.

There are two bank holidays in May to look out for: Friday 8 May and Monday 25 May

Our crews have been working really hard to continue to empty all three bins for you, and there are some things you can do to make this a bit easier for them:

  • keep your distance to allow our crews to work and minimise risk of infection
  • put your bins at the edge of your property before 6am on collection day
  • store bulky items inside your property until we can run the service as usual again
  • re-use and recycle as much as possible and make sure that your recycling is clean and dry
  • avoid filling your green bin with lots of garden waste, so our crews can get to more bins
  • if you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or are currently self-isolating, please ensure you double bag tissues, keep them for 72 hours and then dispose of them into your black top bin
  • avoid leaving extra bags around your bins where possible

May Day Week

Usual collection day

Revised collection day
Monday 4 May Monday 4 May
Tuesday 5 May Tuesday 5 May
Wednesday 6 May Wednesday 6 May
Thursday 7 May Thursday 7 May
Friday 8 May (Bank holiday) Friday 8 May (Bank holiday)


Late May

Usual collection day

Revised collection day
Monday 25 May (Bank holiday) Monday 25 May (Bank holiday)
Tuesday 26 May Tuesday 26 May
Wednesday 27 May Wednesday 27 May
Thursday 28 May Thursday 28 May
Friday 29 May Friday 29 May

(If your bin is not emptied on your normal day, please bear with us, we should be back within a day or two to empty any roads/streets that have been missed)

If you don't know your usual collection day, use our kerbside collection day finder:

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