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 2017 to March 2018 show that a staggering 10.2 million collections took place over that period. 
View the latest refuse and recycling collection figures.

Domestic, trade waste and recycling collections August bank holiday 2018

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.

Bank Holiday Schedule
 Monday  27 August  No Collections
 Tuesday  28 August  Monday Collections
 Wednesday  29 August  Tuesday Collections
 Thursday  30 August  Wednesday Collections
 Friday  31 August  Thursday Collections
 Saturday  1 September  Friday Collections


*Special Collections will take place between Tuesday to Friday.

Please ensure your waste and recycling (including food and garden waste) is available for collection before 7:00am. Normal services resume on Monday 3rd September.