Most people recycle because it's good for the environment, reduces waste and helps keep your council tax bills down. Are you doing your bit?
What you can recycle
Please put the following items in your smart clear sacks or in the smart banks:
- mixed glass
- paper and card
- plastic bottles
- plastic trays and tubs
- Tetra Paks
- tins and cans and aerosols.
If you live in a house or a small block of flats you can recycle using our Smart Sacks service. If you live in a large block of flats with shared rubbish bins you will probably have a Smart Bank.
Bank holiday collections
Your rubbish and recycling collection days do not change except over Christmas.
Smart Sacks are single-use bags used to collect recycling
Recycling for estates, flats and mansion blocks
If you live on an estate or in a large block of flats you will have a reusable bag to store your recycling and various ways to get it collected depending on where you live.
Recycling bring sites
There are more than 40 public recycling sites across the borough with smart banks and some with textile recycling banks. Find your nearest site and check what you can recycle in a smart bank.
Other recycling facilities
- Small electrical items
- Garden waste and composters
- Clothes and shoes recycling
- Media banks for CDs, DVDs and videos
- Battery recycling and low-energy light bulb collection points
Reuse and Recycling Centre (the tip)
Our local waste authority - Western Riverside - runs two local reuse and recycling centres for residents and traders in H&F:
- Smugglers Way, Wandsworth, SW18 1JS
- Cringle Dock, Battersea SW8 5BX (Now closed to the public in cars, but traders and residents in vans are still welcome.)
Please check WRWA Reuse and Recycling Centres before you visit the tip.
Furniture, white goods and electrical appliance reuse
Find out how to book a collection with the London Reuse Network
Recycling in schools
Find out what recycling services are on offer for schools.
Commercial waste and recycling
Find out about our competitive waste and recycling collection service.
More information about recycling
Check our frequently-asked questions section if you haven't found the answers you are looking for in the information above or check our reduce and reuse pages.