Recycling chute and reusable bag

Estates/blocks with this recycling service include:

  • Aspen Gardens - Blocks 1 to 28, 32 to 99 and 100 to 131
  • Barton House
  • Becklow Gardens - Blocks 1 to 45, 46 to 60, 61 to 100, 127 to 196, 197 to 231
  • Broxholme House
  • Burlington Place
  • Edward Woods - Poynter, Norland and Stebbing House
  • Emlyn Gardens - Abbey, Beverly, Crane, Colne, Roding and Wandle Court
  • Flora Gardens - Blocks 1 to 60, 61-120, 121 to 160
  • Queen Caroline - Henrietta House
  • William Church - Drake, Scotts and Shackleton Court 

Depending on the number and location of the chutes in your block, at least one chute has been converted to take recycling. Signage has been installed and the chute hatches have been painted orange to indicate which takes recycling. The other chutes can still be used for rubbish. Each household has access to at least one recycling and one rubbish chute.

You will have received a leaflet explaining the scheme and a new reusable bag to make it even easier to store recycling in your home and transport it to the chute. 

You can recycle:

  • clean and empty mixed glass bottles and jars (remove metal lids and them in loose with recycling)
  • clean and empty cartons (squash and keep plastic lids on)
  • clean and dry mixed unshredded paper, cardboard and card (including telephone directories)
  • clean and empty food tins and drink cans
  • clean and empty plastic bottles, pots, tubs and trays (squash and keep plastic lids on)

Top tips:

  • Large cardboard boxes block the chutes, please flatten them and take them to your nearest Smart Bank
  • Rinse out bottles, jars and cartons as waste food and liquid makes items unpleasant to store and sort
  • Squash plastic bottles and cartons.

No thanks:

  • Small appliances
  • Clothes and shoes
  • Food waste.

Recycling chute FAQs

Q The recycling chute is blocked, what should I do with my recycling?
A Take your recycling to your nearest Smart Bank. Contact your caretaking service to report the problem by calling 0800 996 1751. To avoid blockages take large cardboard boxes to your nearest Smart Bank.

Q The rubbish chute is blocked, what should I do with my rubbish? 
A Put your rubbish in the communal rubbish bin outside your block or in your bin store. Please don’t put rubbish down the recycling chute this will contaminate the recycling bin at the bottom of the chute and its 
contents will not be recycled. Contact your caretaking service to report the problem on 0800 059 9925. To prevent blockages use small plastic bags to put your rubbish in rather than large black bags.

Q Where can I take unwanted clothes and shoes? 
A Unwanted clothes and shoes can be taken to your nearest textile bank. 
The charity textile recycler TRAID have textile banks located at some blocks of flats for the collection of clothes and shoes. If you would like a textile bank located on your estate please contact us on 020 8753 1100 or and we will arrange to visit your managing agent or estate manager.

See more about Clothes, shoes and textiles recycling and reuse

Q What can I do with bulky rubbish, such as furniture, white goods and DIY waste? 
A Ask your caretaking service where to leave bulky waste for collection or contact Cleaner Greener on to book a special collection.

Q What can I do with batteries and small electrical items, such as kettles and hair dryers? 
A Batteries and small electrical items can be taken to collection points in libraries and some council offices.

See more about Small electrical items collection points

See more about Battery collection points