Recycling service trial

Recyclable waste service trial

Newham’s Waste and Recycling team will be delivering a service trial in selected areas across the borough to help you recycle more of your waste. 

As part of this service trial, residents who are taking part can add additional items such as glass bottles and jars, plastic tubs, pots, trays, aerosols and foil paper to their recyclable waste, which will be collected weekly.

Why are we doing this?

The Mayor has pledged to “improve recycling rates and street cleaning to improve our environment”. As part of this commitment, we want to reduce the amount of rubbish we produce and help you to recycle more of your waste through weekly recycling collections and by being able to recycle more items.

The more we recycle the lesser our impact on the environment. Up to 95% less energy is used to make products from recycled materials than using raw materials; recycling one drinks can could save enough energy to power a TV for four hours.

To help reduce the amount of waste that is collected, we will also stop collecting additional waste that is not within the rubbish bin. We allow households with 6 or more residents to request a bigger bin, you can do this on our request a new or replacement bin webpage.

To help us know how best to introduce these new changes, we will be trialling this service in key areas across the borough and using the feedback to plan a borough-wide introduction of the service.

How do I know if my area is involved in the trial?

Residents whose addresses are due to take part, will be notified and sent trial information and guidance. The table below outlines areas taking part. 

Part of a sack service trial*

Street Name

Postcode

All road or part? 

GODWIN ROAD  

E7 0LE

All road

RIDLEY ROAD 

E7 0LU

All road

TYLNEY ROAD 

E7 0LS

All road

LORNE ROAD 

E7 0LJ

All road

LATIMER ROAD 

E7 0LQ

All road

CRANMER ROAD 

E7 0JW

All road

CHESTNUT AVENUE 

E7 0JH

All road

AVENUE ROAD 

E7 0LA

All road

SEBERT ROAD 

E7 0NP

All road

BYRON AVENUE*

E12 6ST

Part road: Between Woodhouse - Shakespeare crescent both sides

SHELLEY AVENUE*

E12 6SP

Part road: Between Woodhouse to Browning road both sides

ROSEBERY AVENUE*

E12 6QA

All road

HIGH STREET NORTH*

E12 6RH

Part road: Between Sibley Grove – Romford Road

GOLDSMITH AVENUE*

E12 6QB

All road

RUSKIN AVENUE*

E12 6PJ

Part road: Between  High Street North to Roseberry avenue

PULLEYNS AVENUE*

E6 3NA

All road

EUSTACE ROAD*

E6 3NE

All road

KATHERINE ROAD*

E6 1ET

Part road: Between Barking Road – Plashet Grove both sides

STRONE ROAD*

E12 6TR

Part road: Between Shrewsbury road – High s treet north both sides

STAFFORD ROAD*

E7 8NL

All road

CHESTER ROAD*

E7 8QS

All road

RUTLAND ROAD*

E7 8PH

All road

DERBY ROAD*

E7 8NJ

All road

BRISTOL ROAD*

E7

Katherine Road to Shrewsbury Road

SHREWSBURY ROAD*

E7 8QJ

Part road: Between Lincoln road - Plashet Grove both sides

When will this happen?

If the table above indicates you will have a “sack service” then you will have sacks delivered to you for your recycling. Please do not use your orange-lidded recycling bin for recycling during the 3 month trial but put all your recycling in the orange sacks instead. We are trialling whether a sack service will mean we produce better quality recycling than the bin service.

This is a temporary service change that will take place from week commencing 14 September for three months. We will notify you ahead of your recycling collections resuming to normal services.

What do I need to do?

Please put your recyclable waste out for collection every week with your rubbish collection. If you are trialling the sack service, please use the recycling bags provided.
In Newham, we currently collect the following for recycling:

  • Paper
  • Cardboard
  • Plastic bottles
  • Tins and cans.

During the trial, you can also add the following to your recycling collection: 

  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Plastic tubs, pots and trays
  • Aerosols
  • Foil paper and foil containers.

Do not put any broken glass or unspent aerosols in your recycling. Broken glass should be wrapped and put into your rubbish bin. Aerosols should be completely used up before being disposed of.

Please remember to flatten or tear cardboard into smaller pieces and squash plastic bottles. All tins, glass, and food cans should be rinsed and dry.  

All other items should be put into your rubbish collection because they can contaminate recycling making it unusable.

If your recycling contains lots of items that can’t be recycled or an item that is hazardous or could make the other recycling too dirty to be recycled we will not collect it until you remove the contaminated item(s).

Who can I contact for more information?

Please send any trial questions or queries to [email protected]