Recycling collection

Recycling boxes

Good news! Recycling boxes are back in stock for collection at Ley Street Depot from Monday 13th June. You will need proof of residence and boxes will need to be signed for.  Thank you.

They can be collected every Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 10am and 12pm ONLY.

You can also order a box to be delivered for a small charge of £3.50 per delivery.

Order a recycle box

Check your collection day

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

Check your day of collection



Presenting your recycling

Place your recycling black recycling boxes that we provide (or blue boxes if you still have them).  Boxes should be left just within the boundary of your property by 6am on the day of collection.

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.  

Your recycling can also be presented in clear sacks or cardboard boxes (but NOT black sacks please) while we wait for delivery.


What goes in your recycling boxes?

Please ensure your recycling is completely free from food, rinsed and squashed to save space in your box. 

Box 1:

  • Food tins, drinks cans
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Plastic bottles
  • Clean plastic pots, tubs and trays (rinsed, no food, no black plastic)
  • Empty aerosol cans
  • Clean aluminium foil, including foil trays (rinsed, no food, scrunch small pieces)

Box 2:

  • Paper
  • Envelopes (including windows)
  • Thin card
  • Thick card (ensure this is folded or cut to fit inside your recycling box)


Please see table below for a full list of what you can and can't recycle in Redbridge. Want to know more about our service? Find out the technical details of waste and recycling in the borough, including what happens to your refuse with our in depth guide.


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