Christmas opening times
Covid testing times
Please see our testing page for test centre opening times.
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.
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.
Library opening times
|Date||Becontree||Barking Learning Centre||Dagenham||Gascoigne||Leys||Marks Gate||Robert Jeyes||Sue Bramley||Thames View||Valence||William Bellamy|
|Tuesday 4 January||9am to 5pm||9am to 7pm||9am to 5pm||Closed||9am to 5pm||9am to 5pm||10am to 5pm||9am to 5pm||9am to 5pm||9am to 7pm||9am to 5pm|
|Wednesday 5 January||9am to 5pm||9am to 7pm||9am to 5pm||Closed||9am to 5pm||9am to 5pm||10am to 5pm||9am to 5pm||9am to 5pm||9am to 5pm||9am to 5pm|
|Thursday 6 January||9am to 5pm||9am to 7pm||9am to 5pm||Closed||9am to 5pm||9am to 5pm||10am to 5pm||Closed||Closed||9am to 5pm||Closed|
|Friday 7January||9am to 5pm||9am to 5pm||9am to 5pm||Closed||9am to 5pm||9am to 5pm||Closed||9am to 5pm||9am to 5pm||Closed||9am to 5pm|