Recycling collection

Please do not put tissues and kitchen roll into your recycling. Please put these items in your general rubbish. Boxes that have tissue and kitchen roll in them will be left by the crews due to the risk of COVID-19 infection.

For information on all service changes please see our services changes page.


Every year Redbridge residents produce around 100, 000 tonnes of waste. That’s almost 1 tonne per household. By taking simple steps to reduce, reuse and recycle your waste you can help save money and make a difference to your environment.

Check your collection day

We offer kerbside recycling collection on the same day as your normal bin collection. 

You can see your bin days by logging in.

Recycling boxes for collection and delivery

You can order a box to be delivered for the small charge of £3.50 to cover the delivery cost. (Please allow up to 10 days for delivery)

Boxes will back at Ley Street Depot for collection from tomorrow (5th May)

You can also present your recycling in clear plastic bags (1 bag for paper and card, 1 bag for plastics, glass and tins) but please note the glass must not be broken.


Order a box

Presenting your recycling boxes

Your recycling must be in the blue and black/green recycling boxes that we provide.  Boxes should be left just within the boundary of your property by 6am on the day of collection.

Please do not arrange to have parcels or packages left in recycle boxes. We will not accept responsibility for damage caused or for loss of property if this happens.

Green/black box recycling    Blue box recycling   

Yes please  

  • Glass bottles
  • Food jars
  • Plastic bottles
  • Drinks cans
  •  Food cans
  • Empty aerosols 

No thanks  

  • Drinks glasses
  • Broken glass or Pyrex
  • Broken crockery
  • Plastic, pots, tubs, trays and food pouches
  • Polystyrene
  • Plastic bags and crisp packets
  • Broken toys
  • Food waste 

Yes please  

  • Newspaper & magazines
  • Catalogues
  • Egg boxes
  • Loo and kitchen roll tubes
  • Junk mail and envelopes (including window envelopes)
  • Cereal & food boxes
  • Greetings cards
  • Phone Directories (inc. Yellow Pages)
  • Cardboard packaging

No thanks  

  • Takeaway food boxes
  • Food waste
  • Drinks cartons
  • Nappies

Cardboard must be flattened and presented inside your existing recycling box.  It may be necessary to cut larger items up to ensure they fit in the box.  


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