Recycling for houses - box type bins

From late summer 2019 two wheelie bins will be delivered to households replacing the current three box system. The wheelie bins will be collected every two weeks. Please see Recycling service changes for further details.

Brown food recycling box 

Weekly collection

  • line your kitchen caddy with starch bags, paper bags or newspaper

  • ensure starch bags have the “compostable” seedling logo

  • starch bags can be purchased in most supermarkets or through Alina

  • transfer the food recycling into your external brown food recycling box

  • contact us if you have a large family and are filling your food recycling box every week

  • remove out of date food from the packaging

Food bin and compostable logo

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

Green box for paper and cardboard

Weekly collection

Paper and cardboard green box

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
 
Polystyrene
Polystyrene

Maroon box for plastics, cans and cartons

Weekly collection

Plastic, cans and cartons maroon box

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 / butter tubs
Margarine / ice cream / butter tubs
Metal lids
Metal lids
 
Sweet & cake containers
Sweet & cake containers
 
Foil
Foil

No thanks to:

Polystyrene
Polystyrene
Other plastics
Other plastics
 
Plastic bags & film
Plastic bags & film
 
Plastic pouches
Plastic pouches
 
No glass
No glass

Black box for glass bottles and jars

Weekly collection

Glass bottles and jars black box

Yes please to:

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:

Pyrex or vision cookware
Pyrex or vision cookware
Light bulbs
Light bulbs
 
Plastic bottles
Plastic bottles
 
Mirrors & sheets of glass
Mirrors and sheets of glass
 
Drinking glasses
Drinking glasses
Food & drink cans (including pet food cans)
Food & drink cans (including pet food cans)

London green points

London Green Points logo

 

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

Extra boxes and wheelie bins

If you need additional boxes order more online. We will empty up to three boxes for each material per household per week. If you still need extra space contact us and we may be able to provide you with a larger container.

Moving house

If you move house leave your green waste wheeled bin, food recycling box and recycling boxes for future occupants. If you are moving within Bexley take your garden waste bin with you. Contact us to change the address on your garden waste membership. If you move into a house that does not have all the bins and boxes required you can order more online.