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.

Order pre-paid commercial waste sacks and cardboard stickers

Businesses on certain roads need to place their general waste, recycling, and cardboard outside their property.

If your business is on any of these streets, you will be able order pre-paid commercial sacks, recycling sacks and cardboard stickers to get your waste collected.

What streets do you collect pre-paid sacks and cardboard from?

  • Bethnal Green Road
  • Burdett Road
  • Bow Road
  • Brick Lane
  • Cambridge Heath Road
  • Commercial Road
  • Commercial Street
  • East India Dock Road
  • Grove Road
  • Hackney Road
  • Hanbury Street
  • Hooper Street
  • Leman Street
  • Mile End Road
  • Osborn Street
  • Redchurch Street
  • Roman Road
  • Whitechapel Road
  • Whitechapel High Street

What can you put into general waste sacks?

  • food waste
  • nappies
  • wet paper, tissues and sanitary
  • polystyrene packaging 
  • bubble wrap 
  • cardboard with food on it (such as pizza / cake boxes)
  • cling film, plastic wrapping and crisp packets

What can you put in recycling sacks?

  • plastic bottles 
  • food and drink cartons
  • tetra packs
  • glass bottles and jars
  • paper
  • plastic pots, tubs and trays
  • mixed card
  • food and drink cans
  • aerosols

What do you do with cardboard stickers?

Please flatten your carboard and bundle it up.

Then place one sticker on each bundle for the team to collect.

How much can you put in each sack or cardboard bundle?

Each sack or cardboard bundle should not weigh more than 6kg.

What waste can't you put in the pre-paid sacks?

  • clinical waste
  • hazardous waste 
  • hot ash
  • oil
  • raw fish
  • raw meat
  • sharp objects

How often are the sacks and cardboard collected?

There will be daily collections available.

Order pre-paid waste sacks

Contact us

Fill out our enquiry form and one our team will contact you to discuss your business needs.

Tel: 020 7364 4933