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.

Domestic, trade waste and recycling collections
Christmas and New Year 2016/2017

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

Revised collections
Normal collection dayRevised collection day
Sunday 25 December No collections
Monday 26 December Tuesday 27 December 
Tuesday 27 December Wednesday 28 December
Wednesday 28 December Thursday 29 December
Thursday 29 December Friday 30 December
Friday 30 December Saturday 31 December
Sunday 1 January 2017 No collections
Monday 2 January Normal service
Tuesday 3 January Normal service
Wednesday 4 January Normal service
Thursday 5 January Normal service
Friday 6 January Normal service

 

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