Published Tuesday, 29th November 2022

Reigate & Banstead Borough Council has confirmed that household bins will not be collected on Boxing Day, Monday 26 December. 

All households will have their kerbside waste collected one day later than usual for the rest of the week, with bin crews working an extra day on Saturday 31 December to pick up bins usually collected on a Friday.

Cllr Natalie Bramhall, Executive Member for Neighbourhood Services, said: “Our fantastic bin crews will be taking a well-earned rest on Boxing Day but will be working the remaining two bank holidays, as well as New Year’s Eve, to make sure the borough’s festive waste is collected and recycled.

“I want to thank the crews and all the staff at our Earlswood Depot for their hard work during 2022 – week in and week out, during the heat and the rain. Please help them to work as efficiently as possible by continuing to put the right items in the right bin and make sure your bins are ready for collection on the right day.”

The Council’s rubbish trucks, including Bin(g) Crosby and Binderella, love this time of year and are dreaming of a green Christmas. To help you prepare for a planet friendly Christmas, the Surrey Environment Partnership has ten money-saving ideas that won’t cost the earth. These include avoiding wrapping and cards with batteries, glitter and a foil or plastic lining; choosing LED fairy lights over those with filament light bulbs; and planning your festive food shopping to avoid food waste.To find out more visit

It’s important to remember that placing unrecyclable items in a recycling bin can spoil the rest of the recycling and residents are encouraged to use the handy recycling search tool to check any items they are not sure about.

Garden waste members are reminded that the service will take its usual two-week break over the Christmas period from Monday 26 December. They will be able to put their Christmas trees out for collection during January once the service resumes on Monday 9 January.

If you have not joined our Garden Waste Service, you can take your old Christmas trees to your local Community Recycling Centre. A link to the Earlswood and Epsom centres can be found at Surrey County Council Community Recycling Centre (tip/dump) website

The Council’s three community centres in Banstead, Horley and Woodhatch will be closed for Christmas and New Year from 23 December and will reopen on Tuesday 3 January. The Town Hall building in Reigate will be closed over the same period, although council staff and services will be operating as usual except for 23 December and the three bank holidays. During these times the out of hours service will be available for emergencies. For more information about emergency contacts, please visit

Residents can download and print their household bin collection calendar for 2023 using the 'Where I live' tool on our homepage.

Changes to Christmas bin collections