What goes in your bins

What bins you have depends on the type of property you live in.

House or converted flat

Each house or converted flat is provided with three types of bins:

To make sure that your bins are emptied

  • place rubbish inside your wheelie bin
  • only place bins on the street if you don’t have a front garden or drive
  • ensure bins are placed outside by 6.30 am on the day of collection

Flats with communal bins

Each flat has access to two types of communal bin:

Each bin is for a different type of waste or recycling.

It’s important that you put the right waste in the appropriate bin.

To make sure your rubbish is collected, place your rubbish in the communal area on the morning of your collection.

If you can’t fit all your waste into your bins

In exceptional cases we may provide a bigger bin if you are a large family (of more than five) and cannot fit your waste into your existing bin.

We encourage you to:

  • minimise the household waste you produce
  • make better use of re-use and recycling options
  • reduce the amount of waste which is going to landfill

We can visit you to discuss how you can improve your waste management.

You’ll also find some useful tips on minimising your waste on our Reducing waste web page.

Contact us

Barking and Dagenham Direct

020 8215 3000