Lithium battery fires

Lithium batteries have caused fires in the rubbish lorries. Please do not put batteries in your waste or recycling bin. All batteries (including lithium batteries from e-bikes and e-scooters and other re-chargeable devices) can be taken to the Reuse and Recycling Centre at Northumberland Wharf.

Breathe Clean

Pledge to Breathe Clean and not idle infographic

Tower Hamlets has some of the worst air quality in London.

Idling engines emit toxic fumes, polluting the air we all breathe. Idling is almost always unnecessary. 

Sign the Breathe Clean anti-idling pledge to show your commitment to improving air quality in Tower Hamlets.

This one small change can help make a big difference. 


  • Sign the pledge
    Sign our pledge to Breathe Clean and stop engine idling in Tower Hamlets.
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