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Flats above shops - waste collection service

Flats above shops - your collection service explained

There are different recycling and waste arrangements for flats above shops which don’t have space for bins.  Check your property’s collection day

  • Paper, card, plastic, cartons, cans and glass are collected weekly in Sutton Council-branded blue bags.
  • General waste is collected weekly in Sutton Council-branded red bags.
  • Unfortunately we don’t collect food waste from flats above shops.

Please make sure your blue bags and red bags are presented in the agreed location, either:

  • On the street outside your property on collection day
  • Placed next to the nearest litter bin to your front door
  • Collections start from 6am and finish by 8.30pm. Please do not place bags out for collection at any other time.


Houses with no frontage - blue Bag

Sutton Council branded blue bag for recycling:

Yes Please

  • Newspapers and magazines
  • Card and cardboard - flattened
  • Toilet and kitchen roll tubes
  • Egg boxes
  • Plastic bottles, tubs, trays and containers (please wash first!)
  • Glass jars and bottles
  • Cans, tin foil and aerosols
  • Liquid food and drink cartons (‘tetra packs’)

No Thanks

  • Plastic bags or film
  • Hard plastics (toys, buckets etc)
  • Polystyrene
  • Dirty cardboard (e.g. pizza boxes)
  • Shredded paper
  • Tissue paper
Houses with no frontage - red Bag

Sutton Council branded red bag for general rubbish

Yes Please

Any items that cannot be recycled:

  • Food waste
  • Plastic bags
  • Plastic film
  • Polystyrene
  • Disposable nappies
  • Pet litter
  • Dirty cardboard (e.g. pizza boxes)
  • Shredded paper
  • Tissue paper
  • General rubbish

No Thanks

  • Hazardous waste - asbestos, oil based paints, antifreeze, chemicals, petrol - please contact the City of London Hazardous Waste Service for details of how dispose of hazardous waste responsibly
  • DIY and building waste
  • Garden waste
  • Any materials that can be recycled using your other blue bag