We know we haven’t always got things right, but we’re working harder than ever to make Barking and Dagenham a cleaner, greener place for everyone.

Our Cleaner, Greener campaign is all about going back to the basics.

We’re putting all our efforts into:

  • making our streets and the local area cleaner and safer
  • collecting your bins on time
  • continuing to crack down on the minority of people who dump rubbish, ruining the borough for everyone else
  • planting more trees and improving our green spaces.

Work with us to keep our borough clean and green

We know that having a clean and tidy borough is really important to you and we’re absolutely committed to getting it right, but we can’t do this alone.

We’re asking you to do your bit by:

  • getting rid of your rubbish the right way, reducing your waste, recycling more and putting the correct rubbish into the right waste bins
  • keeping your front garden tidy and not littering anywhere
  • reporting fly-tipping and neighbourhood issues to us
  • getting involved in community activity like litter picks.

By working together, we can make Barking and Dagenham a cleaner, greener place to live, for us and for future generations.

Meet the team

Our team are working really hard to make sure your bins are collected on time. And we’re putting in all our effort to make our streets and the local area cleaner and safer.

Meet some of the people who are going the extra mile to make our borough look its best.

Meet the team


My name's Ricky, and I'm a waste operations supervisor. I am proud of my job, I like coming into work every day and meeting new people. We try to ensure that all bins are collected on collection days, and we need you to help us by making sure you put in the right waste to stop cross-contamination. It's important that you put the right stuff in each bin and you can find out more on our 'what goes in your bins' page. I wake up at half four every morning and it's really really nice when the residents appreciate the work that I'm doing. I'd be lying if I said that I didn't go home every day with my belly aching from laughing all day.


Hello I’m John, I’ve lived here for around 25 years and I’m part of your local street cleaning team. I enjoy the early mornings and making the borough look better, and I’d love for you to do your part. Whether it’s not littering or reporting any fly-tipping or street cleaning, we can all do our part by working together


I’m Karen and I’m part of the street cleaning team. I deeply care about keeping the streets clean. It’s fantastic when residents go past and put the rubbish in the bin or when they say ”Thank you, much appreciated”. It’s great that everyone is trying to work together, which is how a community should be. You can do your bit taking part in our community litter picks.