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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.

August 2020 collection dates

Over the August bank holiday there will be some changes to your normal bin collections as they will be collected later than normal. 

If your bins are normally emptied on a Friday, they will instead be emptied on Saturday 5 or Sunday 6 September and it is likely that only your green and black top bins will be emptied. This is because the staff who are collecting bins over the weekend are volunteering to work. This time of year is really busy for everyone as the summer holidays are in full swing. The blue top recycling bins should not be smelly, as long as the recyclable items are washed properly.

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.

The normal bin collection days will resume from the week commencing 7 September.


New dates

Usual collection day

Revised collection day
Monday 31 August Tuesday 1 September
Tuesday 1 September Wednesday 2 September
Wednesday 2 September  Thursday 3 September
Thursday 3 September Friday 4 September
Friday 4 September Saturday 5 or Sunday 6 September 


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

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