Waste collections - 3 October 2023

Some waste collections on 3 October 2023 may have their black sacks collected first and orange sacks collected later. Some garden waste collections will be delayed.

Countdown to new waste contract

Urbaser Ltd will take over the running of our rubbish and recycling on Monday 23 October 2023. Read our news item about the new contract

Reusing unwanted items

Before you throw away any unwanted items, consider if they can be reused by someone else.

There are many web-based, non-profit making organisations that match people who have things they want to get rid of with people who can use them.

Havering Freegle (Formerly Havering Freecycle)

Havering Freegle is a web-based, non-profit making organisation, that matches people who have things they want to get rid of with people who can use them. The goal is to minimise waste by promoting reuse.

Sign up to Havering Freegle


Aimed primarily at charities and businesses and working in a similar way to Freegle, Globechain allows you to advertise your unwanted items so that other businesses/charities/organisations can offer to take them from you.

Sign up for Globechain

Reuse organisations in and around East London

Organisation Borough Address Website Comments
TCL Reuse Centre Redbridge 330-348 Uphall Road, Ilford, Essex, IG1 2JJ TCL Reuse Centre A charity recycling good quality furniture and white goods to support Teen Challenge London, an outreach and rehabilitation centre.
Forest Recycling Project Waltham Forest 2c Bakers Avenue, Walthamstow, E17 9AW   They take wood by appointment only (scaffold and floor boards, joists and planks). FRP is a social enterprise and charity with environmental and social aims.
Thurrock Reuse Project Essex 34 Thames Industrial Estate, Princess Margaret Road, Tilbury, Essex, RM18 8RH Thurrock Reuse Project They can take furniture and white goods. TRUP is a local re-use organisation that aims to reduce landfill by providing low-cost goods. They collect and redistribute a wide range of re-usable items in Thurrock and surrounding areas.

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