Recycling collection

Recycling boxes can be collected from Ley Street Depot free of charge on Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 10am and 12pm only.


Check your collection day

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

Check your day of collection


Recycling boxes for collection and delivery

Order your replacement recycling box for £3.50 per delivery

Order recycling 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.

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.  


What goes in your recycling boxes?

From Monday 27th September, you'll be able to recycle more from home.

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

Black/green box:

  • 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)

Blue box:

  • 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.


Pictorial guide of what can be recycled in Redbridge

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