Missed collections - 6 April

There have been delays in collections for both residential streets and bin collections at blocks of flats. If your waste has not been collected please put it out on 7 April. View the roads and flats with missed collections

Garden and bulky waste services suspended, orange sacks and Gerpins Lane closed

Collections, and the renewal of contracts for garden waste bins and compostable sacks, has stopped. We advise you to home compost as much of your green garden waste as you can. We will not be collecting bulky waste until further notice and the Reuse and Recycling Centres at Gerpins Lane is closed. Running out of orange sacks? Put your recycling in a bag that is either clear or as see-through as possible, and label it as recycling. Go to our service disruption page for details

Coronavirus waste disposal advice

Tissues, disposable gloves and other related items used by anyone with suspected COVID-19 and those cleaning up afterwards, should be double bagged, then stored securely for 72 hours before being thrown away inside your usual black sack waste. You should not put this waste out with your usual rubbish for weekly collections until negative test results are known or the waste has been stored for at least 72 hours. Cleaning advice from GOV.UK

Composting at home

Composting in your garden

Composting is a great way of turning old fruit, vegetables and garden waste into free compost for your garden. It helps the environment and saves you money. To get started you will need a sturdy compost bin.

A caddy can help you store your food waste in the kitchen for a couple of days before transferring it to your compost bin.

Upcoming free compost workshops:

The following workshops are suitable for total beginners as well as those who would like to improve the quality of their home compost.

Booking is essential.

Composting workshop updates request and enquiries

Special compost bin and caddy offer

Compost bins and kitchen caddies are currently available to Havering residents for a reduced price:

220 litre compost bin with a free 5 litre caddy, including delivery for just £9.99.

330 litre compost bin with a free 5 litre caddy, including delivery for just £12.99.

Order a compost bin

Or call 0844 571 4444 to place an order.

Other items (including caddy liners and wormeries) are also available from the Get Composting‚Äč web shop

Compostable caddy liners

We have also teamed up with caddyliners.com to provide an exclusive offer of caddy liners and other great products. This special range of caddy liners and caddies will help you dispose of your food waste in a way that benefits our environment.

Order caddy liners

Learn more about composting

Buying a compost bin / making your own compost area

Many garden centres and large supermarkets sell relatively inexpensive bins for composting kitchen and garden waste. Alternatively you can compost by creating a compost heap in a corner of your garden, or building your own compost bin out of old pallets or pieces of wood.

Log onto the BBC gardening website to find out how to get started.

Composting service

Don't want to use your composting? We can take your compostable materials away with our compostable sack service.

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