Waste collections

After you have recycled and reduced as much waste as you can, we will collect the rest of your waste for landfill.

Please read more about the waste collection schemes we offer by clicking on the links below:

Waste collections from home

Tower Hamlets Council has introduced timed collections to a number of key roads and streets around the borough. Please click on the link below to find the daily time schedule for waste and recycling collection.

These changes apply to flatted properties without an area to store waste, on the following streets/roads:

From 10 September 2012

All the refuse and recycling will be collected via sacks from directly outside your door each day at the specific times of day. Refuse and recycling must be kept inside the property at all other times.

All other residential properties have a weekly collection.

To check your collection day please download the Domestic refuse collection timetable (Excel, 202kb).  Open the timetable, click on 'Edit' and select 'Find' from the drop down list, a 'Find' box will appear. Type in the name of your road or block of flats into the 'Find' box and press return.

If waste is collected from your doorstep please make sure it is out by 7am and is clearly visible to the collection crews from the road. 

We do not provide containers for residents for their waste so you will need to buy your own black bags. You may also want to buy a small bin to store your waste in.

We will collect your waste on the same day each week with the exception of Christmas, New Year and Bank Holidays when it is generally collected a day later. 

Underground estate refuse containers

For underground estate refuse containers please download the Underground estate refuse collection timetable (PDF, 19k)

You can help us to collect your waste by:

  • Recycling and reducing as much waste as possible
  • Placing your waste out for collection only on the scheduled day of collection
  • Bagging the waste before putting it into the container and making sure waste sacks are tied up 
  • Keeping the area around the waste container clear on the day of collection so that we can move it to the vehicle

For further information and queries please contact us:

London Borough of Tower Hamlets
Clean and Green (Waste Management)
Mulberry Place (AH)
PO Box 55739
5 Clove Crescent E14 1BY
Tel: 020 7364 5004
Fax: 020 7364 6885

Email: generalenquiries@towerhamlets.gov.uk