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Date updated: 9/11/2020

Waste collection in the City is organised on an Estate or private residency basis by Veolia. Go to the relevant section below for information that is applicable to you.

Use the relevant heading below to find out about the waste collections for your property. To find out about your recycling services please visit our household recycling page.

City residents can use the Tower Hamlets Waste and Recycling Centre on production of photo ID (driver's licence/passport) and a recent council tax bill.

A bulky waste service is provided to all residents, charges may apply.

If you need an assisted collection, please contact us using the online form or call us on 020 7606 3110.

If you want to comment on your household waste collection service please call 020 7606 3110. We aim to respond to comments within three working days.​

Please tie your sacks and put them in your refuse cupboard for collection before 8am. Barbican staff collect the waste sacks Monday-Friday.

Household waste bins are located on the Estate in the car park areas. The bins will normally have a red lid with the household waste icon featured above.​

Please contact the Barbican Estate Office for further information. 

​A chute is provided for your household waste. Please tie your bag before putting it in the chute.

Veolia collects the waste Monday-Saturday.

Please ensure you only put household waste in the chute and no large or very heavy items, such as large pieces of cardboard, umbrellas, construction materials or rubble are put in the chute.

Please contact the Golden Lane Estate Office for further information.

​Please do not leave rubbish on the ground in front of the bins.

A chute is provided for your household waste. Please tie your bag before putting it in the chute.

Veolia collects the waste Monday-Saturday.

Please ensure you only put household waste in the chute and no large or very heavy items, such as large pieces of cardboard, umbrellas, construction materials or rubble are put in the chute.

If you have a ground floor flat you can store waste bags in the waste cupboard for collection or put your bags in the household waste bins near Entrance 1 of Guinness Court.

The bins will normally have a red lid with the household waste icon featured above.

Please call 020 7606 3110 for further information.  

​A chute is provided for your household waste. Please tie your bag before putting it in the chute.

Veolia collects the waste Monday-Saturday.

Please ensure you only put household waste in the chute and no large or very heavy items, such as large pieces of cardboard, umbrellas, construction materials or rubble are put in the chute.

Household waste bins are located on the Estate in the car park area. The bins will normally have a red lid with the household waste icon featured above.​

Please contact the Middlesex Street Estate Office for further information.

Waste is collected Monday-Saturday by Veolia​.

If your privately managed block of flats has a bin store or refuse chamber you should use the facility to dispose of your waste.

If you have an enquiry about your household waste collection service please call 020 7606 3110. We aim to respond to comments within three working days.​

If you are a private resident without a bin store or refuse chamber you will have a kerbside collection.

The City of London Corporation provides household waste sacks, which are white with a red stripe, for residents using a kerbside collection. These sacks are for rubbish that cannot be recycled.

Please tie your sack and put it out on the street between 6.30pm-7.30pm, Monday to Saturday. This time complies with the Time Banding scheme. If you miss the specified waste and recycling  time slot you must store your rubbish bags off the street until the next scheduled collection. There are no collections on Sundays or Bank Holidays.

Sacks are delivered every six months. To order sacks between deliveries, please call 020 7606 3110.

Your responsibility

You must only use the sacks provided by the City of London for your refuse and recycling. Please do not put any other sack, e.g. black sacks or plastic carrier bags, on the street.

You must only put your sacks on the street for collection on the days and at the times set out above.

Call your local Street Environment Officer to talk about waste collection or street cleansing, on 020 7606 3110.

If you do not comply with these requirements you could be issued with a Fixed Penalty Notice of up to £150.

Tower Hamlets Reuse and Recycling Centre​

City residents can use the Tower Hamlets Reuse and Recycle Centre at Yabsley Street on the Isle of Dogs:

LB Tower Hamlets
Yabsley Street
London
E14 9RG

020 7538 4526

Opening times

Monday to Saturday 8am-8pm
Sunday 9am-8pm

Requirements

City of London residents must bring BOTH proof of ID (drivers licence) and proof of residence (council tax bill).

Commercial waste is prohibited. It is an offence to leave commercial waste at this site and in doing so you risk a fine or prosecution.

Visit the Tower Hamlets waste and recycling centre for more information.

For more details contact Veolia Environmental Services Ltd on 020 7538 4526.