Smart Sacks

Changes in waste and recycling services due to coronavirus

View our service update page for the latest advice on our recycling and rubbish services including bulky waste collections and street cleaning.

Smart Sacks are single-use bags used to collect recycling.

Find out what you can put in your Smart Sack

Smart Sack deliveries

In order to improve efficiencies within the service we will now be delivering 2 rolls of Smart Sacks per delivery twice a year to all residents who put their recycling and refuse at the kerbside for collection.

Smart Sacks are not provided to properties with the new green wheeled bins or communal recycling bins with an orange lid.

Residents using the recycling bins should put the recyclables straight into the bin. Loose filling the bin helps reduce unnecessary plastic bag use.

If you live in in a large block of flats on an estate or in a mansion block see Smart Bank recycling for estates or mansion blocks

To see when you can next expect a delivery, first look below to find the delivery weeks within which your street falls. Then, simply match the week number to the delivery dates shown in the pdf linked below.

If you are uncertain of your delivery date or whether your property should be receiving clear sacks please contact Cleaner Greener on 0208 753 1100 or at

Delivery dates

If you are running low on Smart Sacks or will run out before your next delivery please check the delivery dates calendar.

Smart Sack delivery date calendar (pdf 588KB) 

Your next delivery may only be a week away and your current stock of Smart Sacks could last until this time. 

Collection points

You can pick smart sacks up from our libraries.