Recycling bins

Houses and converted flats recycling, flats above shops recycling, estates and purpose-built flats recycling, check your recycling collection days, download your latest collection calendar, report a problem and order a new recycling bin.

Report a recycling collection problem

Driver shortage impacts waste and recycling collections

Collections of recycling and general waste continue to be impacted by staff shortages in the London labour market with a particular impact on HGV drivers needed to deliver vital waste and recycling collection services. Veolia continues to recruit and upskill employees to deliver services. Despite this, some collections are taking place later than scheduled. 

Update: Friday 9 December

We are currently completing most collections on their scheduled day so please continue to put your bins out for collection on your normal day. If your collection is missed, please leave your bins out and we will get to you as soon as possible.

Some areas were outstanding yesterday, these will be collected as soon as possible

  • Recycling in CR0 and SE25
  • Communal recycling in CR0, CR2, CR7, SE19 and SE25
  • Communal refuse in CR0, CR2, CR9, SE19, SE25 and SW16  

If your entire street is not collected

If your street is not collected on schedule, please don’t report this as a missed collection. Leave your waste and recycling out and our crews will try to get to you as soon as possible.

If other properties on your street are collected

Please continue to report individual missed collections in the same way as usual.

Report a missed collection

If your recycling collection is missed you must report it within 2 working days, starting at 10pm on the day of the collection.

If we missed your collection by mistake, we will reschedule your collection for next working day after you report the problem. We will not return if it was not our mistake. 

Report now

We will not return if the collection was not our mistake, for example if your recycling bin:

  • was not left for collection at the front of your property
  • contained non-recyclable rubbish
  • contained food waste
  • contained textiles
  • contained batteries
  • contained electrical waste
  • contained garden waste
  • contained DIY waste
  • was over-filled, preventing the lid from closing

In these cases we will put a tag on your bin to explain why it was not collected. You will have to wait for your next collection.