Waste and recycling service changes

Waste and recycling services may change due to strike action. You’ll find the latest information here, plus details of our Temporary Waste Drop Off Sites and advice on how to minimise your waste.

  • Latest strike action information

The Unite union plans to strike between Tuesday 20 September through to and including Monday 3 October.

 Statement regarding further strike action planned for Tuesday 20 September to Monday 3 October. – Newham Council

  • Service updates

Last updated: 20 September 2022

During strike action there will be disruption to waste and recycling services.

Service

Status

 

Flats on timed collection roads

AMBER

Services are running there may be minor delays.

Rubbish collections houses

RED

Services are running but may be delayed.

Recycling collection houses

RED

Services are running but maybe later than your normal scheduled collection as we continue to catch up.

 

Rubbish collection flats

AMBER

Services are running but may be delayed.

Recycling collection flats

AMBER

Services are running but may be delayed.

Commercial waste

AMBER

Services are running but may be delayed.

Bulky Waste

RED

The service will not be running until waste and recycling services are recovered

Garden Waste

RED

The service will not be running until waste and recycling services are recovered

Bin deliveries

RED

The service will not be running until waste and recycling services are recovered

Clinical waste

GREEN

This service is running though there may be some disruption due to staffing changes

Hazardous waste

GREEN

This service is run by a third party and will not be affected

Street Cleaning, fly-tipping removal and other on street services

RED

Street cleansing staff are being deployed around the borough to support waste clearance and systematically clear fly-tips until the backlog of waste and recycling has been cleared.

Love Newham app & reporting on the website

RED

Street cleansing staff are being deployed around the borough to support waste clearance and systematically clear fly-tips until the backlog of waste and recycling has been cleared.

As such individual street issues cannot be reported at this time.

We aim to re-open to app for reports after the impact of strike action has decreased.

Offensive graffiti, dead animals on roads and blocked gullies can be reported on the webpages as normal.

  • Strike action Q&A

Here are some frequently asked questions about the strike action. Strike action Q&A

  • Temporary waste Drop Off Sites

Find details of the Temporary Waste Drop Off Sites where residents can bring their rubbish and recycling. Household rubbish should be placed in bags which are securely tied so that there is no spillage. Recycling can be brought in orange sacks which you can pick up from libraries or clear sacks. Squash and flatten cardboard and wash items ready for recycling.