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...

Plastic & metal recycling

Red box

Paper & card recycling

Blue box

Glass recycling

Green box


Clear sack

Small electricals

Clear bag | Collected weekly


Black wheelie bin | Collected once every 2 weeks

Food waste recycling (indoors)

Small green caddy

Food waste recycling (outdoors)

Large green caddy | Collected weekly

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

Plastic recycling

Green communal bins with red lid

Plastic recycling

Green wheelie bin with red sticker

Paper and card recycling

Green communal bins with blue lids

Paper and card recycling

Green wheelie bin with blue sticker

Metal recycling

Green wheelie bin with grey sticker

Glass recycling

Green wheelie bin with green sticker


Communal rubbish bins | Use black bags for your rubbish

Food waste recycling (indoors)

Get a free green kitchen caddy from your council

Food waste recycling (outdoors)

Not all estates have this | Black communal housing unit

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

No recycling

Sorry, no recycling


Purple bags | Collected twice a week

No food recycling

Sorry, no food waste recycling

You can recycle...

You can't recycle...

Garden waste

You can sign up for a garden waste collection. Brown wheelie bin or 2 sacks. Collected once every 2 weeks.

Bulky waste

You can book a paid bulky waste collection if you have large items you no longer want or call 020 8583 5555 and select option 1.

Useful information

Your local council website

Order new containers

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.