For Houses without any frontage only

  • food waste is collected every week
  • paper & card and plastics, glass, cans and cartons are collected on alternate weeks
  • general waste (non-recyclable) is collected every week
  • textiles & batteries can be collected to recycle in small quantities 

You can use your postcode to check your collection days

Food waste

Your food waste recycling is collected every week. You will have two food waste containers:

  • a small indoor caddy to use in your kitchen
  • a larger outdoor caddy with a lockable lid
  • you can request a replacement container, if your indoor kitchen caddy is damaged or missing

What we can collect

  • all uneaten food and plate scrapings
  • fruit and vegetables (raw vegetables, cooked vegetables, whole fruit, peelings)
  • cooked and raw meat, chicken, fish and bones
  • rice, pasta and beans
  • bread, cakes, pastries 
  • cheese and eggs
  • bread, cake, pastries
  • tea bags, loose tea coffee grounds 
  • cut flowers

What we can’t collect

  • plastic bags 
  • packaging of any kind
  • liquids such as milk
  • oil or liquid fat
  • garden waste

You should line your small kitchen caddy with compostable liners (available to buy in supermarkets) or old newspapers. When your indoor caddy is nearly full, tie the top of your liner (or fold over the newspaper) and put it in your outside food waste bin ready for collection. 

 

General waste

  • general waste is collected every week
  • all general waste should be stored in the red branded bags provided by the council

Red branded bags

  • general waste must be presented in red branded bags 
  • any other type of bag will be treated as fly tipping and you may receive a fine 
  • a supply of red bags are sent to your property four times a year
  • if you run out of bags, please call us 020 8770 5000.

What we can collect

  • non-recyclable rubbish
  • wet or dirty cardboard (e.g. food-stained pizza boxes)
  • plastic bags and film (please check if you can recycle these at your local supermarket)
  • polystyrene
  • nappies

What we can’t collect

  • recycling or food waste
  • electrical items
  • batteries
  • gas canisters
  • DIY / building waste
  • hazardous waste - asbestos, oil-based paints, antifreeze, chemicals, petrol

 

Paper & card

  • paper and card recycling is collected every two weeks
  • use the clear branded bags provided by the council

You can use your postcode to check your collection days

Clear branded bags

  • paper and card recycling must be presented in these branded bags 
  • any other type of bag will be treated as fly tipping and you may receive a fine 
  • a supply of clear bags are sent to your property four times a year
  • if you run out of bags, please call us 020 8770 5000

What we can collect

  • newspapers and magazines
  • card and cardboard
  • toilet and kitchen roll tubes
  • egg boxes

 All paper and cardboard should be clean and dry.

What we can’t collect

  • plastic bags 
  • dirty cardboard (e.g. food-stained pizza boxes)
  • food and drink cartons
  • disposable face masks
  • tissue paper
  • shredded paper (unless it's put in a paper bag or envelope)
  • general waste 

 

Plastics, glass, cans and cartons

  • plastics, glass, cans and cartons are collected every two weeks
  • use the blue branded bags provided by the council

You can use your postcode to check your collection days
Blue branded bags

  • plastics, glass, cans and cartons must be presented in these branded bags 
  • any other type of bag will be treated as fly tipping and you may receive a fine 
  • a supply of blue bags are sent to your property four times a year
  • if you run out of bags, please call us 020 8770 5000

What we can collect

  • plastic bottles

  • plastic pots, tubs and trays

  • glass jars and bottles

  • cans, tins, aerosols and tin foil

  • food and drink cartons

What we can’t collect

  • plastic bags 
  • plastic film
  • rigid plastic (toys, plant pots etc)

Please remember to rinse out any food or drink containers before putting them in your recycling bag.

Batteries and textiles

Small quantities of batteries and textiles are collected every week for recycling.

Batteries

  • put them in an untied, plastic bag and place them next to your containers on collection day

Textiles and shoes 

  • put them in a plastic bag (tied - to keep the textiles and shoes dry) and place them next to your containers on collection day
  • space on the collection trucks is limited so a maximum of one bag per collection