How the scheme works

  • flats in blocks and on estates have colour-coded recycling bins near to block entrances or in bin stores
  • All recycling bins are emptied fortnightly,each household has been provided with a reusable recycling bag which can be used to store recyclable waste in your home and to transport it to the recycling bins where it needs to be separated and put into the correct bins
  • if you do not have a bag and would like to receive one contact us
  • shared recycling bins are not suitable for larger items such as large cardboard boxes, take these to your nearest mini recycling site or to either reuse and recycling centre
  • report any missed collections online
  • if any bin is broken, damaged or you need additional capacity, complete the online form

You can now use the white lidded and green lidded wheeled bins or green and silver bulk bins for plastic packaging, glass, cans and cartons.

Plastic packaging, glass, cans and cartons bins
 

Plastic packaging, glass, cans and cartons

Yes please to:

Ready meal trays
Ready meal trays
Meat & fruit trays
Meat & fruit trays
 
Food & drink cartons
Food & drink cartons
 
Plastic bottles
Plastic bottles
 
Food & drink cans (including pet food cans)
Food & drink cans
(including pet food cans)
Yoghurt pots
Yoghurt pots
 
Margarine, ice cream and butter tubs
Margarine / ice cream / butter tubs
Metal lids
Metal lids
 
Sweet & cake containers
Sweet & cake containers
 
Foil
Foil
 
Glass bottles (all colours)
Glass bottles (all colours)
Jam jars & other food jars (no lids)
Jam jars & other food jars (no lids)

No thanks to:

Polystyrene
Polystyrene
Other plastics
Other plastics
 
Plastic bags & film
Plastic bags & film
 
Plastic pouches
Plastic pouches
 
Pyrex or vision cookware
Pyrex or vision cookware
Light bulbs
Light bulbs
 
Mirrors & sheets of glass
Mirrors & sheets of glass
Drinking glasses
Drinking glasses

Blue bin for paper and cardboard

Paper and cardboard wheelie bin

Yes please to:

Newspapers & magazines
Newspapers & magazines
Junk mail
Junk mail
 
Brochures, leaflets & flyers
Brochures, leaflets & flyers
 
Shredded paper (in paper bag or envelope)
Shredded paper (in paper bag or envelope)
 
Cardboard boxes (flattened)
Cardboard boxes (flattened)
Cardboard food packaging (e.g. cereal boxes)
Cardboard food packaging (e.g. cereal boxes)
 
Directories
Directories
Envelopes
Envelopes

No thanks to:

Plastic bags & film
Plastic bags & film
Liquid food & drink cartons
Liquid food & drink cartons
 
Foam cups
Foam cups
 

Food recycling bin

  • if you do not have a kitchen caddy these can be ordered online
  • starch or paper caddy bags can be used to line your kitchen caddy
  • ensure starch bags have the seedling logo 
    Seedling logo
  • starch bags can be purchased in most supermarkets or purchased through Alina
  • if your brown bin or food housing unit is broken, damaged or you need additional capacity please complete the online form
  • remove out of date food from the packaging. The plastic packaging will need to go into the silver bin

Yes please to:

All food scraps
All food scraps
Cooked/uncooked meat & poultry including bones
Cooked/uncooked meat & poultry including bones
 
Fish
Fish
 
Egg shells
Egg shells
 
Bread
Bread
Tea bags
Tea bags
 
Rice, spaghetti, pasta etc
Rice, spaghetti, pasta etc
Fruit & vegetables
Fruit & vegetables
 
Starch caddy bags
Starch caddy bags

No thanks to:

Garden waste
Garden waste
Plastic bags & film
Plastic bags & film

London green points

London Green Points logo

Flats above shops

Bexley residents can receive rewards for recycling more through the green points reward scheme.

Flats above shops have a mixed recycling collection service from clear bags. The scheme is for properties where wheelie bins and recycling boxes are unsuitable.

Each household will be provided with rolls of clear plastic sacks in which mixed recyclable materials can be placed out for a weekly collection.

The following can be recycled in the clear bags:

  • paper and cardboard (flatten cardboard boxes)
  • plastic bottles (wash and squash)
  • food and drinks cans and tin foil (wash and squash all cans)
  • glass bottles and jars (rinse, no broken glass)

The following cannot be recycled in the clear bags:

  • plastic containers (example yoghurt pots, margarine tubs and food trays)
  • plastic bags, plastic films or polystyrene
  • drinks cartons
  • textiles (example clothes, shoes and bedding)
  • glass tableware, Pyrex or ceramics
  • food and garden waste
  • wood and metals
  • electrical items

Sacks need to be available for collection from 6.30am on the same day as non-recyclable waste; sacks should only be put out on your collection day or the evening before.

  • place your clear sacks next to your non-recyclable waste
  • participating households can place out as many sacks as necessary each week. New sacks will be delivered every six months
  • additional sacks can be ordered online