Flats - your collection service explained

Disposing of your non-recyclable general rubbish

You should have a large rubbish bin in your communal bin area for storing general rubbish (non-recyclable waste).


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General rubbish is collected every week. Use our postcode checker to view a collection timetable for your property.


What can you put in your general rubbish bin?

Yes please:

  • Any items that cannot be recycled
    • 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 bins including:
    • Food waste (where available)
    • Paper
    • Card and cardboard
    • Plastic bottles, tubs, trays and containers
    • Glass jars and bottles
    • Cans, tin foil and aerosols
    • Liquid food and drink cartons (‘tetra packs’)

Visit our A to Z of Recycling for more details of what can and cannot be recycled.

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