Order clear or reusable recycling bags (residents)

How to order clear or reusable recycling bags if you live in the borough.

Mini recycling centres

Find out what you can recycle at our mini recycling centres located across the borough.

Household Waste and Recycling Centre

Dispose of your household waste a Smugglers Way Household Waste & Recyling Centre

Waste electronic and electrical equipment

Information on how to recycle waste electronic and electrical equipment (WEEE) including small household items, printers and computers.

Why recycle

Recycling household waste can save energy and resources, and help to protect the environment


How to recycle and give away unwanted household items through Freecycle.

What happens to my recycling?

Information about what happens to your recycling after it has been collected. Further details on why some items can't be recycled.

Recycling and rubbish FAQs

Frequently asked questions about rubbish and recycling.

Clear bag recycling

Our clear bag recycling collection service is for residents who have kerbside or doorstep collections.

Real nappies

Find out about the benefits of using real nappies.

Mixed recycling banks

What to recycle in mixed recycling banks and where to find them

Reducing food waste tips

Information on ways you can avoid wasting food including measuring your food to get the right portions and planning your meals.

Waste minimisation

Information on how we aim to reduce waste

Christmas tree recycling

Information on how to recycle your real Christmas tree.

About recycling

Information on how and what we recycle, your responsibilities, and the services we offer.

A-Z of recycling

Find out which items can been recycled and ideas for reusing and reducing your waste.

Rubbish and recycling collections during extreme cold weather

Disruptions to rubbish and recycling collections, TB4B, garden waste and commercial waste collections during the cold weather.

Greener Borough

How the council is reducing its environmental impact and carbon footprint.

Recycling plant tours

Come to a free behind-the-scenes tour of our recycling plant run by Western Riverside Waste Authority.

Textile recycling

How to recycle your old clothes, shoes, accessories and other unwanted textiles.