Your local recycling rate is...


Check out how your borough recycling rate compares to others...

  • Barking & Dagenham25%
  • Barnet32%
  • Bexley54%
  • Brent34%
  • Bromley51%
  • Camden26%
  • City of London29%
  • Croydon49%
  • Ealing48%
  • Enfield33%
  • Greenwich33%
  • Hackney28%
  • Hammersmith & Fulham26%
  • Haringey30%
  • Harrow39%
  • Havering38%
  • Hillingdon37%
  • Hounslow32%
  • Islington30%
  • Kensington & Chelsea29%
  • Kingston upon Thames49%
  • Lambeth32%
  • Lewisham27%
  • Merton42%
  • Newham20%
  • Redbridge25%
  • Richmond upon Thames44%
  • Southwark35%
  • Sutton49%
  • Tower Hamlets22%
  • Waltham Forest32%
  • Wandsworth24%
  • Westminster20%

If you live in a house or a flat within a house, your service may include...

Paper & card recycling

Black with blue lid wheelie bin | Collected every two weeks

Paper & card recycling

Blue box | Collected every two weeks

Mixed recycling

Black with grey or green lid wheelie bin | Collected every 2 weeks (alternates with paper and card)

Mixed recycling

Green box | Collected every 2 weeks (alternates with paper and card)


Black wheelie bin | Collected every two weeks

Food waste recycling (indoors)

Small black caddy

Food waste recycling (outdoors)

Large black caddy | Collected every week


Put in a open carrier bag and put out on bin day


Put in a tied carrier bag and put out on bin day

If you live on an estate or in a flat with communal bins, your service may include...


Bin sizes and colours vary


Bin sizes and colours vary

Food waste recycling

Brown wheelie bin | Collected weekly

If you live in a flat above a shop your service may include...

No recycling

Recycling service coming soon!*


Black bin bags

No food recycling

Sorry, no food waste recycling

*You can’t recycle from home yet. Search for a recycling bank near you.

You can recycle...

You can't recycle...

Garden waste

If you have a garden, you can sign up for paid garden waste collections. Wheelie bin with brown lid. Collected every two weeks.

Bulky waste

You can book a paid bulky waste collection if you have large items you no longer want. 2 free bulky waste collections and 1 free large white goods collection a year. Additional items are paid. 

Useful information

Your local council website

Order new bins

Your local reuse and recycling centre

Factory Lane, West Croydon CR0 3RL

Due to Covid-19, HWRCs have restrictions in place:
Read before you visit

Or you can visit:
Fishers Farm, North Downs Road, New Addington CR0 0LB

Purley Oaks, Brighton Road, South Croydon CR8 2BG

A-Z of recycling

You can use our A-Z search to find out if something can be recycled and how to recycle it properly.