Borough Insight

Waste collections over the festive period

During the Christmas and New Year’s weeks, collections must accommodate the public holidays, and at a time when bins are much fuller than usual.

So, some services may not be available as usual, and your normal collection day may change.

All planned changes can be found here: Christmas and New Year collections

  • Christmas week: there will be no refuse collections during Christmas week. Please leave out food and recycling (including glass recycling) only. During Christmas week, collection days may change. Please check the Epsom & Ewell Borough Council website for recycling and food bin collection days during Christmas week.
  • New Year’s week: Normal refuse collections start again in New Year's week. However collection days may change. Please check the Epsom & Ewell Borough Council website for collection days during New Year’s week.

Before Christmas, a label will be placed on resident’s bin handles with collection details for the festive period. If you are an Epsom & Ewell resident, please do look out for this reminder about how services will be changing in your road over Christmas and New Year’s weeks.

Real Christmas tree recycling

In January, we offer free real Christmas tree recycling for all residents. This is a fortnightly service - check your bin label for details of when real Christmas tree collections happen in your road.

Remove all decorations and leave your real Christmas tree next to your bins on your real Christmas tree recycling day.

Don't cut up your tree - it's easier for us to collect whole.


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