New booking system at Smugglers Way

From Monday 22 March 2021, residents will need to book a slot before visiting the Smugglers Way Household Waste and Recycling Centre by car or motorcycle (but not when dropping off waste on foot or by bicycle). The new six-month trial from Western Riverside is being introduced to help reduce traffic levels in Smugglers Way.

You can start booking slots from Monday 15 March 2021. Find out more in Western Riverside's FAQs.

Recycling for estates, flats and mansion blocks

Thank you! Recycling helps us save money. This year it costs £142 for us to dispose of a tonne of waste, compared to just £25 a tonne for recycling. Recycling also protects natural resources, saves energy and creates jobs. Visit the Recycle Western Riverside website, to find out more about the benefits.

If you live on an estate or in a large block of flats you will have a reusable bag to store and take your recycling to one of the following:

Smart Bank and reusable bag

Recycling chute and reusable bag

Recycling mini bank and reusable bag

Just moved into a flat? Find out how to get your reusable recycling bag
Reusable recycling bag collection points

For more information please contact or call 0208 7531100.

Composting in flats

Home composting is an excellent way to reduce the amount of food waste sent for expensive incineration. This year, you can help us save approximately £145 for every tonne of food waste saved.

Wormeries are ideal for flats with a balcony or ground floor garden and give you a free supply of compost and liquid fertilizer that is great for potted plants and window boxes. You can order subsidised wormeries (from £53) online. For full details of the offers or to place an order, visit the Get Composting website.

Delivery is £5.00 per order – allow up to 28 days. Please contact Evengreener, our provider, on 0845 130 60 90 if you don’t receive your order within one month.