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Recycling and rubbish

Household recycling and rubbish collection service and collection times, what you can recycle, how to report a problem, and street cleaning.


We’re working hard to keep recycling and rubbish services going, but we need your help to stay safe: if you are self-isolating with Covid-19 symptoms store personal waste (e.g. used tissues) and disposable cleaning cloths in a disposable rubbish bag, place this into another bag, keep it separate from other waste, and wait 72 hours before putting it in your external bin.


Changes to bin collection days for bank holidays

Bin collections in Islington for residents and businesses with a day-time waste contract with the council, take place one day later during Bank Holiday weeks.

Residents and businesses on main roads with daily sack collections are not affected.

For information about waste collections during the holiday season in 2021 please visit our Christmas opening hours page. 

The North London Waste Authority website contains more information about disposing of waste safely.

  • Report a missed collection

    The quickest and easiest way to report a missed collection is by logging into or signing up for a My eAccount

  • Collection days and times

    Find out when your recycling and rubbish collections take place

  • Request recycling containers

    The quickest and easiest way to request recycling containers is by logging into or signing up for a My eAccount. Recycling bags for mixed household recycling can be obtained from local libraries.