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Recycling and rubbish container guide

Which containers to use for your recycling and rubbish.

Clear bags for mixed household recycling

Residents in flats above a business, premises with no storage space in front of their properties and no communal recycling container(s) can collect a free roll of recycling bags from libraries and other collection points.

Recycling bags should only contain mixed household recycling.

Collection from libraries

Please see Libraries for opening times and contact details. 

On 6 September 2021, all Islington libraries returned to their normal opening hours and regularly stock recycling and food waste bags.  

Collection arrangements for clear recycling bags

If you have a door to door recycling collection, you do not need to use clear bags. You can use your green box and any extra recycling can be placed in any plastic bag (not black refuse bags), and placed next to your green box for collection.

Residents on estates can place their recycling loose into communal recycling containers.

Clear recycling bags can be collected from:

  • Brickworks Community Centre, 42 Crouch Hill N4, 9am to 3pm Monday to Friday

The following concierge offices:

  • Andover Estate Noll House, Corker Walk, N7 7RX 8am to Midnight (Sun to Thurs) and 10am – 2am (Fri and Sat)
  • Bemerton Orkney House, 195-199 Caledonian Road, N1 0AF 8am to Midnight (Sun to Thurs) and 10am – 2am (Fri and Sat)
  • Finsbury Estate Michael Cliffe House, Skinner Street, EC1R 0WX 8am to Midnight (Sun to Thurs) and 10:30am – 2.30am (Fri and Sat)
  • Harvist Estate Talbot House, 78 Hornsey Road, N7 7LT 8am to Midnight (Sun to Thurs) and 10am – 2am (Fri and Sat)
  • Kings Square Turnpike House, 240 Goswell Road, EC1V 7PE 8am to Midnight (Sun to Thurs) and 10:30am – 2.30am (Fri and Sat)
  • Kestrel House Pickard Street, EC1V 8EN, 8am to Midnight (Sun to Thurs) and 10:30am – 2.30am (Fri and Sat)
  • Peregrine House Hall Street, EC1V 7PS 8am to Midnight (Sun to Thurs) and 10:30am – 2.30am (Fri and Sat)
  • Pleydell Estate Grayson House, 5 Radnor Street, EC1V 3SR 8am to Midnight (Sun to Thurs) and 10:30am – 2.30am (Fri and Sat)
  • St. Luke’s Estate Godfrey House, 45 Bath Street, EC1V 9ES 8am to Midnight every day
  • Weston Rise 187 Pentonville Road, N1 9NZ 8am to Midnight (Sun to Thurs) and 10am – 2am (Fri and Sat)

Unfortunately, you cannot order clear recycling sacks for delivery.

 

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