Christmas recycling, refuse collections and food waste

During the festive season, there will be some changes to collection times.

Your usual collection day Your revised collection day
Monday 23 December 2013 Saturday 21 December 2013 2 days earlier
Tuesday 24 December 2013 Monday 23 December 2013 1 day earlier
Wednesday 25 December 2013 Tuesday 24 December 2013 1 day earlier
Thursday 26 December 2013 Friday 27 December 2013 1 day later
Friday 27 December 2013 Saturday 28 December 2013 1 day later 
Monday 30 December 2013 Monday 30 December 2013 No change
Tuesday 31 December 2013 Tuesday 31 December 2013 No change
Wednesday 1 January 2014 Thursday 2 January 2014 1 day later
Thursday 2 January 2014 Friday 3 January 2014 1 day later
Friday 3 January 2014 Saturday 4 January 2014 1 day later

Some collections will take place earlier or later than your usual collection day and times may differ. Please ensure your rubbish is put outside by 6am. Your collections will return to normal from Monday 6 January 2014.

Household reuse and recycling times over Christmas

The centre is located at Amenity Way, Morden, SM4 4AX. 8am to 4pm – open seven days a week except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

The leaves are falling

It’s that time of year when the leaves are falling. We have over 220,000 street trees in Merton – that’s a lot of leaves.

Residents can help by not sweeping leaves from their gardens, drives or pavements into the road, as this may block the road gullies and could cause flooding.

Our leaf clearance crews will be out sweeping up over 100 tonnes of leaves during the autumn months. The crews make their way around the borough on a schedule so everywhere will be cleared, but if you see a build up of leaves, call us on 020 8274 4902.