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A flat above a shop or business

Flats above shops or businesses have daily recycling and rubbish collections from the kerbside.

What we collect

We collect the following: 

We also provide posters and leaflets about recycling properly for anyone living or staying in Islington, such as in rented accommodation.

When we collect it 

If you live in a flat above a shop you will receive daily time-banded recycling and rubbish collections. This means you must put your recycling and rubbish out for collection at specific times of the day to keep our main roads clear of rubbish.  

Daily collection times

What we provide 

Residents who live above shops can collect recycling bags from libraries and other collection points. Find out where you can collect recycling bags from.

Food waste recycling pilot for flats above shops

We want to help all our residents to recycle food waste and are trialling a food waste recycling service for a section of Holloway Road between Holloway Road and Highbury and Islington tube stations. As part of the trial we have placed communal food waste bins at intervals along Holloway Road, with residents provided with food waste caddies and liners. If you live in a flat above a shop or business in this area and would like a kitchen waste caddy to recycle your food waste, please email

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