Recycling and rubbish collections are collected on alternate weeks for most households in the borough: recycling one week and rubbish the next. Food waste is collected every week and garden waste is collected fortnightly.
Alternate recycling and rubbish collections will reduce traffic congestion and improve air quality by reducing the number of collection trucks on the streets.
Check online to find out if your next collection is your rubbish or recycling collection week.
Food waste is collected weekly from green food waste bins and is available to all households with a front boundary. Please make sure your food waste bin is presented for collection where it is visible to the crews.
As part of the service, most households have recycling and rubbish collected from wheelie bins.
Wheelie bins make it easier to recycle and stop foxes and rats ripping open sacks. This will help to keep our streets cleaner. They also prevent recycling being blown away from open containers.
If there is a problem with your wheelie bin please contact customer services on 020 8825 6000.
Help moving your bins
If you need help to move your your recycling and rubbish on collection day, we may be able to provide an assisted collection free of charge.
Find out more
Find out more about how the service works by reading our frequently asked questions.
Keep up to date with the recycling and rubbish collection service:
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