Do The Right Thing this Christmas

11 December 2014

Written by: Campaigns Team

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Christmas is a great time for giving and celebrating, but we can all do the right thing in many different ways

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Do The Right Thing this Christmas

Click here for the latest information on Christmas 2015 recycling


Be less wasteful and remember to recycle

The festive period is nearly upon us, so here’s all the information you need to make sure you don’t miss your waste and recycling collections.

Collection day on the weeks beginning 22 December and 29 December 2014:

Normal collection day   Revised collection day  
Monday Monday (no change)
Tuesday Tuesday (no change)
Wednesday Wednesday (no change)
Thursday Friday
Friday Saturday

Collection days will return to normal on the week beginning 5 January 2015

We all tend to have extra waste over Christmas but remember there’s no limit to the amount of recycling and food waste you can put out for collection.

You can use your clear sacks or shared recycling bins to recycle your wrapping paper, cardboard boxes, glass bottles and jars, tins and cans, food and drink cartons and plastic bottles, pots tubs and trays. If you have large cardboard boxes, please fold and place them next to your clear sack or shared bin. Please rinse your recycling, especially food packaging. Squashing it will help you to fit it all in!

If you have a food waste collection, you can use this to recycle all of your vegetable peelings and any leftovers including bones. Remember to lock your bin by placing the handle fully into the forward or back position. This will prevent any spillages should the bin be knocked over.

Recycling your Christmas tree, made easy

If you have a real Christmas tree you can put it out on your normal collection day on the week beginning 5 January and we will collect it. Alternatively, you can take it to one of the following sites from 6 to 31 January:

  • Clapham Common, Windmill Drive, SW4
  • Streatham Common, rear of Upper Common car park, SW16
  • Archbishops Park, Carlisle Lane, SE1
  • Lambeth Reuse and Recycling Centre
  • Vale Street, SE27 9PA (closed Tuesday and Wednesday)

If you have any questions or need further information please contact us on

Befriend an Older Person

Christmas may be a time to see the family but some older people are not so lucky. Age UK Lambeth runs a befriending service for older people who may feel isolated and lonely. They currently need volunteers who can offer 1-2 hours a week. Full training will be provided. Email or call 020 7346 6800

To find out more about volunteering opportunities, get in touch with the Lambeth Voluntary Action Centre (LVAC) on 020 7737 1419, email or visit

Volunteer to be a Snow WardenBecome a snow warden

Lambeth already has over 300 snow wardens. You can volunteer either individually or as a group and you will be given training and the equipment you need to help clear your pavement from snow and ice.

Email or call 020 7926 0524


8 Thoughts on “Do The Right Thing this Christmas

  1. Lwin says:

    Hi a few Christmas trees on Hydethorpe road is still there. A few have plastic stanss on them. There is nothing on the website which states that plastic stands Christmas tree will not be collected!!! Can someone please collect them.

  2. Barbara Booth says:

    Following on from Richard’s comment on dumped christmas trees, I have spotted two near the 417 bus stop for Streatham Hill Station in Leigham Court Road, one outside Albans House, 14 Leigham Court Road and one in Leigham Vale near the junction of Conifer Road. These trees take up nearly half the pavement and have been there for weeks. Thank you. Barbara Booth

    • Fiona Wallace says:

      There are a number of trees still around SW4. Most annoyingly a large one abandoned on The Chase (presumably by one of my neighbours) keeps being moved by neighbours and/or pedestrians onto my driveway despite repeated attempts by me to move it back onto the pavement. Will the counsel be doing another sweep round to deal with issues like this?

      • Web Team says:

        Hi both, some trees weren’t collected by recycling as they had some wrapping or decorations still attached, so another crew is going out to collect them. I’ll see if this applies to the ones you’re talking about here.

  3. Richard Whitney says:

    There are numerous trees on my road that were left out on the collection day as advised on this website to be collected. They are still there. Why were they not collected as advised?

    Voltaire Road – SW4

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