Revised Refuse Collection Dates for the New Year

Residents will need to hang on to bins a few days longer

A Merton Council bin lorry
A Merton Council bin lorry

January 2, 2023

Bin collections in Merton will temporarily change over the festive period this year. Some locals will see their bins collected four days later over New Year.

Collections which were due to take place on January 2, 3, 4 and 5 will happen two days later.

If your collection was scheduled for 30 December it will instead happen four days later on 3 January. And if it was due on 6 January it will happen three days later on 9 January.

Collections between January 9 and 13 will all happen one day later than their usual scheduled day.

After Christmas, those with real trees can take them to the tip in Morden or put it outside your home by 6am on 9 January. It will be collected sometime after this date for free by the council’s contractor.

Residents are asked to remember to remove all decorations and the pot and put it as close to the front edge of the property where it is visible but not on the pavement. Those in flats with communal bins can put their trees outside the bin store.

Those who subscribe to Merton Council’s garden waste collection service can also cut it up and put it in their garden waste bin.

Tara O'Connor - Local Democracy Reporter