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Rubbish, recycling and food waste collection days

Recycling bins and black sackPlease put your rubbish and recycling out by 6am on your collection day.

You must present it correctly or we may not collect it.

See also: Missed Collections

May bank holidays 2016

We will collect your rubbish and recycling as normal so please put your containers out for collection on your usual day.

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Find your collection day

Recycle from flats and Purple and Blue Bag Scheme collection days are different from those listed below.

Or browse the list of streets:

Food waste

Food waste is collected on the same day as your rubbish and recycling.

Food Waste - find out more

Garden waste

We operate a scheduled, chargeable garden waste collection service.

See Garden Waste Collection Days

How to present your rubbish and recycling for collection

  • Put your rubbish and recycling out by 6am. Collection rounds can change due to roadworks, adverse weather or operational reasons, so if you put it out later it may not be collected.
  • Place your rubbish and recycling at the front edge of your property, where it can be clearly seen from the road, but not on the road or pavement.
  • All rubbish should be presented for collection in a black sack (except for residents with no outside space who are supplied with blue bags for household rubbish).
  • If you store your black sacks in an outside bin, you will need to take them out of the bin on your collection day. Split bags will not be collected for health and safety reasons.
  • You can help us by keeping your recycling dry: store it under cover until your collection day and place paper and cardboard in a plastic bag.
  • If your property opens straight onto the street please call us to make other arrangements on 020 8274 4902.

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Contact us

Telephone: 020 8274 4902

Waste Services
63-69 Amenity Way

This page was last updated on Tuesday 24 May 2016

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