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Recycling and rubbish container guide

Which containers to use for your recycling and rubbish.

Food waste recycling containers

Houses and converted flats

If you live in a house we'll provide you with: 

  • a small kitchen caddy to store food waste in your kitchen
  • a secure outdoor food waste bin to transfer food waste into every few days.

We provide the same service to some but not all converted flats. 

Estates and blocks of flats 

If you live on an estate or in a block of flats, we'll provide you with: 

  • a small kitchen caddy to store food waste in your kitchen communal food waste recycling bin to transfer the food waste into.

Flats above shops or other commercial premises

Unfortunately, we can't provide a food waste recycling service if you live in flats above shops. 

Request containers or bags

The quickest and easiest way to request containers is by logging into or signing up for a My eAccount.

Temporary collection arrangements for compostable liners for kitchen caddies

Libraries are currently closed. You cannot collect clear bags from libraries.

During the current situation, compostable liners for kitchen caddies 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)

Compostable liners for kitchen caddies can normally be purchased from some supermarkets.

Please do not use plastic bags for your food waste containers.

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