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Christmas opening times

Covid testing times

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Christmas tree recycling dates and times  

Christmas Tree drop off points

We don’t collect real Christmas trees as part of your waste collection but you can take them to the car parks below on the following dates:

  • Wednesday 5 January, 9am to 3pm in Barking Park car park (South Park Drive entrance)
  • Thursday 6 January, 9am to 3pm in St Chads Park car park (West Road entrance)
  • Saturday 8 January, 9am to 3pm Central Park car park (Bull Lane entrance)

So that we can recycle the trees, please remove tinsel, decorations and stands before you drop off your Christmas trees.

Plastic trees

If your plastic Christmas tree has seen its last Christmas, you can put it in your grey domestic waste bin, but only if it fits in your bin and the lid closes shut. If it’s too big for your bin, you can take it to one of our Reuse and Recycling Centres for free or you can get it collected with our bulky waste collection service.

Please don’t be tempted to dump it on the street, it’s not fair on other people and our cameras are watching. You could end up on our Wall of Shame: www.lbbd.gov.uk/wallofshame

Frizlands lane tip opening hours 

If you need to visit Frizlands Lane Reuse and Recycling Centre, Rainham Road North RM10 7HX, you can do so at the following times over the festive period:

Tuesday 4 January 2022 – 7:30am to 4:30pm (last entry 4.15pm)

You can also drop off household waste items for free at places like Jenkins Lane and other tips in Havering and Redbridge - get full details on our recycling facilities page. To use any of the centres you will need to bring either your current Council Tax bill or driving licence showing your current address.

Christmas bulky waste collection times  

You can get large items collected with a bulky waste collection for a small fee. Book your collection on our website - please note we won’t be collecting from Monday 27 December to Monday 3 January 2022. Collections will resume from Tuesday 4 January 2022 and you can still book online for another date. And don’t forget, you can also use our Bulky Waste collection service for old cookers, fridges, freezers, washing machines, tumble dryers and dishwashers. 

Book a bulky waste collection 

Library opening times

DateBecontreeBarking Learning CentreDagenhamGascoigneLeysMarks GateRobert JeyesSue BramleyThames ViewValenceWilliam Bellamy
Tuesday 4 January9am to 5pm9am to 7pm9am to 5pmClosed9am to 5pm9am to 5pm10am to 5pm9am to 5pm9am to 5pm9am to 7pm9am to 5pm
Wednesday 5 January9am to 5pm9am to 7pm9am to 5pmClosed9am to 5pm9am to 5pm10am to 5pm9am to 5pm9am to 5pm9am to 5pm9am to 5pm
Thursday 6 January9am to 5pm9am to 7pm9am to 5pmClosed9am to 5pm9am to 5pm10am to 5pmClosedClosed9am to 5pmClosed
Friday 7January9am to 5pm9am to 5pm9am to 5pmClosed9am to 5pm9am to 5pmClosed9am to 5pm9am to 5pmClosed9am to 5pm