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Delays to bulky waste and some rubbish collections We are currently experiencing delays to our bulky waste collection service. Some rubbish collections are also being affected. We are working hard to resume a normal service.

Rubbish collections

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

Your household rubbish does not go to landfill. Some recyclable materials are taken out, and then the rest is used to make a solid fuel. To find out more, visit the Recycle for your community website.
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Your rubbish collection day

We are running a revised rubbish and recycling collection service in the week following the August bank holiday (31 August).
You can find out your rubbish collection day using My Neighbourhood.
 

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.
 
 

How we collect your rubbish

Collections from houses

If you live in a house on street level with your own front garden, you will probably have your own wheelie bin for rubbish.
 
If you live in a street property without room for a wheelie bin, you may need to put your rubbish out in black sacks. Make sure these are tied up properly, and wrap any sharp items in newspaper so that they do not rip the sack open.
You must put your bin or sack out for collection at the edge of your property by 6am.

Collections from flats 

If you live in a flat on street level with your own front garden, you will probably have your own wheelie bin for rubbish.
 
If you live above a shop then you may have shared bins, but you will probably need to put your rubbish out on the pavement for collection in black sacks. Make sure these are tied up properly, and wrap any sharp items in newspaper so that they do not rip the sack open.
You must put your bin or sack out for collection at the edge of your property by 6am, unless you live on one of the busiest main roads where we run timed collections.
In 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.

 

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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