London bin collection Easter 2022: when is waste and recycling collected over bank holiday weekend?

Alterations to the bin collections have been altered in some London boroughs.

With Easter upon us, the bin timetable for some London boroughs has been altered, as public services, including bin collections are changed.

Other sectors such as the retail sector are also operating on different times too, to allow workers the opportunity to spend a little more time celebrating Easter with their families.

Some councils within certain London boroughs do not have an affected timetable around the Easter bank holiday.

So, which boroughs in London are running at a different timetable over the upcoming bank holiday?

The bin collection in these boroughs will not change over the Easter bank holiday:

Barking and Dagenham, Barnet Borough Council, London Borough of Bexley, Bromley Council, Camden Council, Croydon Council, Ealing Council, Enfield Council, Hammersmith and Fulham, Haringey Council, Hounslow Council, Kensington and Chelsea, Lambeth Council, Merton Council, Richmond Upon Thames, Southwark Council, Sutton Council, Tower Hamlets Council, Waltham Forest Council, Wandsworth Council and Westminster City Council.

The homes under these councils will not see their bin collections altered over the Easter bank holiday, and usual times will be used.

Brent Council did not have any information regarding the bin collections over the Easter period available on their website, so it is best to contact them directly.

Islington Council, located in North London, advise you contact them directly, for more information regarding the bin collection timetable over Easter.

What timetables have been altered due to Easter?

Royal Borough of Greenwich

On Good Friday, which falls on Friday, April 15, there will be no change and bins will be collected as normal on that day. From Monday, April 18 (Easter Monday), the bins will be collected a day after. So if bins were supposed to be collected on the 18th, they will now be collected on the 19th. And this will continue until Saturday, April 23.


If your bins were to be collected in Hackney on Good Friday, they will now be collected on Saturday, April 16. Then there will be no collections until Tuesday, April 19th.

The revised timetable sees the bins collected a day later than it usually is from the 18th, until Saturday, 23rd April, and then the timetable reverts back to normal.


Just like Hackney, the bins in Harrow will be collected a day later every day from Friday, April 15, up until Saturday, April 23.

Havering London Borough

Collections on Good Friday will proceed as usual, and then move up a day every day up until Saturday, April 23.


Bin collections will be moved up a day from Friday, April 15th, and the usual timetable will not be reverted until April 23.


Good Friday collections are to proceed as usual, but then the timetable will be altered and moved up a day from Tuesday, April 19, to Saturday, April 23.


Located in East London, Newham bins will be collected on Thursday, April 14, so a day earlier than usual. The days will then move up a day until Saturday, April 23.


No change on Good Friday, then bins to be collected a day later from Monday, April 18 up to the 23rd.