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...


Green wheelie bin | Collected weekly


Black wheelie bin | Collected weekly

Food waste recycling (indoors)

Small grey caddy

Food waste recycling (outdoors)

Larger black caddy with brown lid | Collected weekly

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


Dark green communal bin


Underground pod


Metal communal bin with black lid


Underground pod

No food recycling

Sorry, no food waste recycling

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


Council-provided clear sacks bags | Collected once a week


Black bin bags | Collected once a week

No food recycling

Sorry, no food waste recycling

If you live in a Timed Collection Zone, your bags will be collected twice a day, 6 times a week.

You can recycle...

You can't recycle...

Garden waste

If you have a garden, you can sign up for a paid garden waste collection. Green garden waste bags, collected once a week.

Bulky waste

You can book a paid bulky waste collection if you have large items you no longer want.

Useful information

Your local council website

Order new bins

Check your collection day

Your local reuse and recycling centre

Vale Street, West Norwood, London, SE27 9PA

Or you can visit:
Smugglers Way, Wandsworth, SW18 1JS

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, HWRCs are currently by appointment only:
Book a time in advance

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.