What goes in your bins

Household bins

Each house is provided with three types of bin:

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 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
Bin collection dates

If you live in a flat

  • Place your rubbish in the communal area on the morning of your collection

Assisted collection

If you are physically unable to put your waste out for collection and have no-one in the household to help, you can request an assisted collection.

If you can’t fit all your waste into the bin

In exceptional cases we may provide a bigger bin if you are a large family (of more than 5) and cannot fit your waste into your existing bin.

We encourage residents to:

  • minimise the household waste that they produce
  • improve re-use and recycling
  • reduce the amount of waste which is going to landfill.

Our Waste Minimisation Officer can visit to discuss how to improve ways you can manage waste.

Reducing waste

Contact us

Barking and Dagenham Direct

020 8215 3000