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.

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Waste collections

Tower Hamlets provides a weekly refuse and recycling collection to residents. Figures released for April 2015 to March 2016 show that a staggering 4.45 million collections have taken place over that period. 
View the refuse and recycling collection figures.
Please ensure your waste and recycling (including food and garden waste) is available for collection before 7am on your scheduled collection day.

Real Christmas tree collections

There will be a collection for the recycling of real Christmas trees from 6 to 20 January 2017.

If you currently receive a kerbside food and garden waste collection please remove any decorations from the tree and leave out for collection on your scheduled day during this period.

If you do not have kerbside services please contact your property landlord or management company who can arrange collections from the nominated communal collection points.