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, which can also save you lots of money.

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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 took place over that period. 
View the refuse and recycling collection figures.

Easter Bank Holidays 2017

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.
Please ensure your waste and recycling (including food and garden waste) is available for collection before 7am.
May Day
 Monday, 1 May  No collections
 Tuesday, 2 May  Monday collections
 Wednesday, 3 May  Tuesday collections
 Thursday, 4 May  Wednesday collections
 Friday, 5 May  Thursday collections
 Saturday, 6 May  Friday collections
Spring Bank holiday
 Monday, 29 May  No collections
 Tuesday, 30 May  Monday collection
 Wednesday, 31 May  Tuesday collection
 Thursday, 1 June  Wednesday collection
 Friday, 2 June  Thursday collection
 Saturday, 3 June  Friday collection
No special collections.
Please ensure your waste and recycling (including food and garden waste) is available for collection before 7am on your scheduled collection day.