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.

Revised collection dates over the August bank holiday.

These new dates apply for waste and recycling collections only. Clinical waste collections are unaffected and will take place on your usual collection day. 

Changes to collection days during the spring bank holiday

Usual collection day Revised collection day
Monday 26 August Tuesday 27 August
Tuesday 27 August Wednesday 28 August
Wednesday 28 August Thursday 29 August
Thursday 29 August Friday 30 August
Friday 30 August Saturday 31 August and Sunday 1 September

If your bins are due to be emptied on the on the revised dates of Saturday 31 August and Saturday 1 September, there will be a reduced collection service.

The weekend collection after the bank holiday is carried out on a voluntary basis by our staff, because of the shift in timings. This time of year is really busy for everyone, as the summer holidays are in full swing. We would rather commit to a service that we can deliver and give you some notice about this, than promise to do more than we can. 

We will prioritise your black and green bins to avoid any side waste bags being ripped open and bins getting too smelly. 


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

Find your usual kerbside bin collection days