We collect green and garden waste from Newham residents for free. This kind of waste can be recycled into compost. No garden waste should be put in the rubbish bins. Find out more about how to bag it and what we can collect.
Before you apply please make sure:
It is a type of green waste that we can collect – which includes leaves, pruned branches, wood shavings and more.
Prepare your green waste for collection in black bags so you know how many bags you want us to collect.
We aim to collect within two working days of your request.
Book a free green waste collection (currently not taking any bookings)
Cut large branches, or Christmas trees into sizes that are easy to handle
Put less into each bag if the garden waste is wet and heavy.
Leave your green waste in normal black bin bags or in tied bundles outside your door or at the boundary of your property
Please do not:
Put green garden waste into your normal rubbish wheelie bin
Use orange recycling bags as these are for recycling only
Fill bags too full - we will need to lift them into the back of a refuse vehicle.
We subsidise compost bins for home composting. If you compost at home you will help reduce costs for the council, and have free compost which is great for the garden. You can find out more on the composting page.