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
Even better than recycling is reducing the amount of waste we
produce in the first place and this can save you lots of money
Please use the links on the left to find out more about our
Christmas tree recycling
Last year around 500 Christmas trees were collected for
recycling - they started a whole new life as compost.
To recycle a Christmas tree, residents in
blocks of flats should contact their housing manager to find out
about local arrangements. Those living in houses can leave their
trees on the boundary of their property on their garden waste /
food waste recycling day.
Christmas tree collections will take place
from January 5 January up until January 23. Only real Christmas
trees can be recycled and pots, soil and decorations should be
removed as these cannot be recycled or composted.
Christmas trees can also be taken to the
Reuse and Recycling centre at Yabsley Street, E14 9RG. The centre
is open Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm, Saturday and Sunday 9am to 6pm
and Bank holidays 9am to 4.30pm.
When: Saturday, January 24, 2015 from 11am to
Where: The Centre, Community Hall, 32 Merchant Street,
Bow E3 4LX
Have a clear out of items you no longer want and take
away bits and pieces you need for free at this fun
Things to bring along:
- paired shoes
The items must be clean, in good condition and something that
you are proud to hand on. In return you can swap them for anything
that takes your fancy.
Large items can also be swapped, such as furniture or even a
shed, but they are not to be brought to the event. Instead bring
along a photo or description of the item along with your contact
Items such as household batteries, printer cartridges, low
energy light bulbs, bikes and small electrical appliances like
hairdryers, toasters, kettles and mobile phones can be brought
along for recycling, but cannot be swapped.
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)
Please ensure your waste and recycling
(including food and garden waste) is available for collection
before 7am on your scheduled collection day.
London Borough of Tower Hamlets, Clean and Green
Mulberry Place (AH)
PO Box 55739
5 Clove Crescent
Tel: 020 7364 5004
Fax: 020 7364 6885