Refuse and recycling collections will change from Christmas Day and return to normal service on Monday, 11 January.
To help people dispose of real Christmas trees, a free collection service will be provided from 4 - 29 January. Trees will be collected on the same day as the refuse and recycling collection day. Tree trunks must not exceed 20cm in diameter and any trees taller than 6ft will need to be cut in two.
Alternatively, residents can recycle real Christmas trees at some of the borough’s parks and open spaces in January and February. A full list of these locations and the collection schedule is available on the council website.
Residents are also reminded to recycle any food that cannot be reused in their food bin as well as recycling as much festive related waste as possible.
The interactive website http://www.recyclemystuff.org.uk/ has been given a festive makeover to help make recycling easier this Christmas. It features a range of recyclable items in a virtual home, room by room.
Waste electrical and electronic equipment such as old or broken toasters, kettles, laptops, plugs, phones, computer parts and leads can also be recycled at one of the local recycling banks across the borough or at the re-use and recycling centres.
The council's re-use and recycling centres will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. Normal opening hours (8am–4pm) apply on all other days. These centres are located at Stirling Road, Acton, and Greenford Road, Greenford.
|Usual collection day||Actual collection day|
|Monday 21 December||Monday 21 December|
|Tuesday 22 December||Tuesday 22 December|
|Wednesday 23 December||Wednesday 23 December|
|Thursday 24 December||Thursday 24 December|
|Friday 25 December||Monday 28 December|
|Monday 28 December||Tuesday 29 December|
|Tuesday 29 December||Wednesday 30 December|
|Wednesday 30 December||Thursday 31 December|
|Thursday 31 December||Saturday 2 January|
|Friday 1 January||Monday 4 January|
|Monday 4 January||Tuesday 5 January|
|Tuesday 5 January||Wednesday 6 January|
|Wednesday 6 January||Thursday 7 January|
|Thursday 7 January||Friday 8 January|
|Friday 8 January||Saturday 9 January|
More information about refuse and recycling services can be found at www.ealing.gov.uk/recycling
People who wish to report a missed collection can do so at www.ealing.gov.uk/reportit