Please put out your rubbish and recycling at the right time, in the right container and in the right place or we may not collect it. See How to put out your rubbish and recycling for collection.

Christmas collections

Rubbish and recycling collections for Merton residents will take place earlier or later than normal over Christmas and New Year.

Your usual collection dayYour revised collection day
Monday 26 December 2016Saturday 24 December 2016
Tuesday 27 December 2016Tuesday 27 December 2016
Wednesday 28 December 2016Wednesday 28 December 2016
Thursday 29 December 2016Thursday 29 December 2016
Friday 30 December 2016Friday 30 December 2016
Monday 2 January 2017Tuesday 3 January 2017
Tuesday 3 January 2017Wednesday 4 January 2017
Wednesday 4 January 2017Thursday 5 January
Thursday 5 JanuaryFriday 6 January 2017
Friday 6 January 2017Saturday 7 January 2017

Your collections will return to normal the following week Monday 9 January 2017.

Standard collections from houses and flats

Collection days for black bags, recycling boxes, food bins, blue and purple bags, and flats with shared bins.

Enter your street name and press Search.

For flats with shared bins, your collection day may be different: see details of the changes below.




Garden waste

Collections are fortnightly and are usually on the same day as your rubbish and recycling collection.

To find your collection days:

  1. find out whether you are on a "white" or a "yellow" street (this link opens in a new window)
  2. check the garden waste collection calendar

Time-banded collections

On some streets there are time-banded collections, which means you can only put out your recycling and rubbish at certain times of day.