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Christmas 2019 closures and service changes

Bin collections

All bin collection days will remain the same unless listed below.

Current collection dayChristmas collection date
Wednesday 25 DecemberFriday 27 December
Thursday 26 DecemberSaturday 28 December
Friday 27 DecemberSunday 29 December
Wednesday 1 JanuaryThursday 2 January 
Thursday 2 JanuaryFriday 3 January
Friday 3 JanuarySaturday 4 January

Please do not put any polystyrene in your recycling. Some wrapping paper can go in the recycling as long as it's not metallic, foil, glossy, or glittery

Christmas tree recycling

We will collect small plastic Christmas trees in your domestic bin, as long as you break them down and the bin is closed. If it won't fit in your bin you can also take it one of our Reuse and Recycling centres.

We don't collect real Christmas trees but you can take to be recycled on:

  • Saturday 4 January, 9am to 3pm at Barking car park (South Park Drive entrance)
  • Wednesday 8 January, 9am to 3pm at St Chads car park (West Road entrance)
  • Saturday 11 January, 9am to 3pm at Central Park car park (Bull Lane entrance)

You can also take real Christmas Trees to Frizlands Lane Reuse and Recycling Centre. 

Recycling centres

You can take a range of items to Frizlands Lane Refuse and Recycling Centre, Rainham Road North, RM10 7HX. 

See Frizlands Lane Christmas opening times


There will be some changes to library opening times over the Christmas period.

See library Christmas opening times

Bank Holiday parking

Parking is free (no payment required) on bank holidays in council-operated car parks, and on-street locations with pay by phone or pay and display machines.

Permits are not required on Bank Holidays when parking in resident or business parking bays. You don’t need to use a visitor’s scratch card parking permit for your guests on any bank holiday.

More information can be found on our parking and traffic restrictions page.

Home and money advice hubs

Our homes and money advice hubs are at:

  • Barking Learning Centre, 2 Town Square IG11 7NB
  • Dagenham Library, 1 Church Elm Lane RM10 9QS

The hubs are normally open Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm, but there will be changes to opening times over the holidays:


Opening times

Monday 23 December 

9am to 4pm

Tuesday 24 December 

9am to 2pm

Wednesday 25 December


Thursday 26 December


Friday 27 December 


Monday 30 December 

9am to 4pm

Tuesday 31 December

9am to 2pm

Wednesday 1 January


Thursday 2 January

9am to 4pm