Household waste collection

If you live in Newham we will collect your rubbish at least once a week; twice daily on some of the busiest main roads.  

Picture of wheelie bin in a front garden

Your rubbish collection day

You can find out the day of your rubbish collection using My Neighbourhood.

Easter revised collection days

Normal collection day Revised collection day​
​Monday 14 April ​Saturday 12 April
​Tuesday 15 April Monday 14 April
​Wednesday 16 April ​Tuesday 15 April
​Thursday 17 April ​Wednesday 16 April
​Friday 18 April ​Thursday 17 April
​Monday 21 April ​Tuesday 22 April
​Tuesday 22 April ​Wednesday 23 April
​Wednesday 23 April ​Thursday 24 April
​Thursday 24 April ​Friday 25 April
​Friday 25 April ​Saturday 26 April

May bank holiday collection dates

Monday 5 May

​Normal collection day ​Revised collection day
Monday 5 May Tuesday 6 May
​Tuesday 6 May ​Wednesday 7 May
​Wednesday 7 May
​Thursday 8 May
​Thursday 8 May
​Friday 9 May
​Friday 9 May
​Saturday 10 May

Monday 26 May

Normal collection day Revised collection day
Monday 26 May Tuesday 27 May
Tuesday 27 May Wednesday 28 May
Wednesday 28 May Thursday 29 May
Thursday 29 May ​Friday 30 May
Friday 30 May Saturday 31 May

Rubbish bins and bags

If you live in a house or flat on street level with your own front garden, then you will probably have your own wheelie bin for rubbish. For more information on using your bin and how to ask for bins of different sizes, go to the Wheelie bins page.
If you live in a street property without room for a wheelie bin, or if you live above a shop, then you may need to put your rubbish out in black sacks. Please make sure these are tied up properly, and wrap any sharp items in newspaper so that they do not rip the sack open.
In other places, like blocks of flats or estates, you may use larger, shared bins to hold  your rubbish. Make sure you put all of your rubbish bags into these bins to help keep the shared areas clean and tidy and free from rats.

Putting out your rubbish

Our rubbish collections start at 6am, so make sure your bins or bags are out by that time. We suggest you put them out the night before your collection day.
Leave your bin or bags for collection at the edge of your property.
If you live on one of the busier main roads in the borough, and you do not have your own front garden, we may collect your rubbish up to twice a day, but you can only put your bin or bags out on the pavement within certain times. For more information, go to the Timed collections page.

Missed rubbish collections

If you put your rubbish out on time but we do not collect it, report it to us. Report a missed collection Note that our rubbish collection teams work as late as 10pm, so please do not report a missed collection until after this time, even if we normally collect your rubbish earlier in the day.

Types of waste for special collection

Bulky waste items

We will not collect bins containing furniture, large electrical appliances or other bulky waste items. Book a special collection for these items or take them to Jenkins Lane Re-use and Recycling Centre.

Hazardous waste

It is important that we properly deal with hazardous (dangerous) waste, such as poisons, paints and chemicals, so that they do not cause harm. The City of London's hazardous waste collection and disposal service will collect these types of waste for disposal free of charge. The service is run by the City of London for us.
You can also take paint to the Jenkins Lane Re-use and Recycling Centre to be re-used.

Clinical waste

We need to collect and get rid of some forms of healthcare waste separately from other rubbish, as they could be harmful to health. For more information, go to the Clinical waste page.
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