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.

Online services

Changes to waste collection over the August Bank Holiday

Over the Bank Holiday period there will be changes to your normal collection arrangements.Your waste, recycling, food
and garden waste collections will be affected.

Normal collection day Revised collection day
Monday, August 31 Tuesday, September 1
Tuesday, September 1 Wednesday, September 2
Wednesday, September 2 Thursday, September 3
Thursday, September 3 Friday, September 4
Friday, September 4 Saturday, September 5


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

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)

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

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