Christmas Rubbish and Recycling Collections

Christmas Rubbish and Recycling Collections

This year, Sevenoaks District Council’s staff will be working extra days over Christmas and New Year so you don’t miss out having your waste and recycling picked up.

Most collections will take place a day later than usual except the Christmas Eve collection, which takes place EARLIER on Saturday 22 December, and the Christmas Day collection, which takes place a day EARLIER on Monday 24 December.

Your normal day Your revised collection day
Monday 24 December Saturday 22 December
Tuesday 25 December (Christmas Day) Monday 24 December
Wednesday 26 December (Boxing Day) Thursday 27 December
Thursday 27 December Friday 28 December
Friday 28 December Saturday 29 December
Monday 31 December Normal collection day
Tuesday 1 January Wednesday 2 January
Wednesday 2 January Thursday 3 January
Thursday 3 January Friday 4 January
Friday 4 January Saturday 5 January
Monday 7 January Normal collection service resumes

Please put your sacks and bins out at 7am on your revised collection day.

To view your collection days online, visit

Free Christmas tree collections

After this year’s festivities have ended, Sevenoaks District Council will collect and recycle your real Christmas tree for free.

From Wednesday 2 January until Friday 1 February, the Council will collect any tree with a trunk of up to 90mm (3.5 inches) in diameter.

Simply leave your tree at the boundary of your property, and visible from the road, by 7am on the day the Garden Waste Collection Service visits your road.

If you’re not sure when the service is scheduled for your area, visit and search for your road.

All the trees collected are turned into environmentally friendly compost and for this reason, the Council cannot take trees which are decorated or in pots or stands.

If your tree is too big for this service, you can take it to one of Kent County Council’s (KCC) Household Waste Recycling Centres. Visit or call KCC on 03000 417373 for locations and opening times.