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Festive opening times and local services


Monday, 13 December, 2021

Woking Borough Council wishes everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Civic Offices and Centres for the Community

The Civic Offices and our Centres for the Community (The Vyne in Knaphill, Moorcroft in Westfield, Parkview in Sheerwater and St Mary's in Byfleet) will be closed between Christmas and New Year, unless otherwise stated below.

Our opening times over the festive period are as follows.

  • Friday 24 December (Christmas Eve) - 9am to 4.45pm
  • Monday 27 December (bank holiday) - Closed
  • Tuesday 28 December (bank holiday) - Closed
  • Wednesday 29 December - Closed
  • Thursday 30 December - Closed (St Mary's in Byfleet open from 10am to 2pm, day services only)
  • Friday 31 December - Closed
  • Monday 3 January (bank holiday) - Closed
  • Tuesday 4 January - 9am to 4.45pm

For out of hours assistance, please visit our contact us page.

Waste and recycling services

Collection dates over the Christmas and New Year period will remain the same. Check your next collection date.

For enquiries about your waste and recycling services, check the Joint Waste Solutions website.

Recycle your Christmas tree

There are a number of ways Woking residents can recycle their tree.

Trees can be taken to the Martyrs Lane community recycling centre or to a local garden centre that offers a recycling option. Please check with the garden centre before making your trip.

In addition to Martyrs Lane community recycling centre you can drop off your tree at one of the four locations shown below between 5 to 16 January 2022. Signage will be in place at each location.

  • Woking Park Car Park, Kingfield Road GU22 9BA
  • Brookwood Country Park Car Park, Redding Way GU21 2AY
  • Sheerwater Recreation Ground Car Park, Blackmore Crescent GU21 5NZ
  • Pyrford Recreation Ground Car Park, Pyrford Common Road

Please note. We can only accept real Christmas trees and please ensure all decorations and lights are removed from the tree prior to drop-off.

Finally, if you are a garden waste customer then your tree can be chopped down to fit into your garden waste bin for collection. The next scheduled collection cycle in Woking is due to take place towards the end of February 2022 and will be publicised early in the new year.

For the latest information, please visit the Joint Waste Solutions website.