Recycling and waste

Recycling in Tower Hamlets is quick and easy. It’s about making a simple choice between putting items in your bin or recycling them.

Even better than recycling is reducing the amount of waste we produce in the first place and this can save you lots of money too.

Please use the links on the left to find out more about our services.

Changes to waste and recycling collections Easter Holiday 2014

Normal collection day Revised collection day
Friday, April 18(Good Friday) Normal service
Monday, April 21 (Easter Monday) Tuesday, April 22
Tuesday, April 22 Wednesday, April 23
Wednesday, April 23 Thursday, April 24
Thursday, April 24 Friday, April 25
Friday, April 25 Saturday, April 26

Please ensure your waste and recycling (including food and garden waste) is available for collection before 7am

Normal services resume on Monday, April 28.

Online services

Waste collections

Tower Hamlets Council provides a weekly refuse and recycling collection to residents and figures released for April to September 2013 show that a staggering 2.27 million collections have taken place over that period. 

View the refuse and recycling collection figures (PDF, 99kb)

Contact us

London Borough of Tower Hamlets, Clean and Green

Mulberry Place (AH)
PO Box 55739
5 Clove Crescent
E14 1BY

Tel: 020 7364 5004
Fax: 020 7364 6885