Rubbish and recycling news
Countdown to new waste contract
Havering Council is counting down to the start of the new waste and recycling contract with Urbaser Ltd.
Picking up for a Great British Spring Clean
Havering Council is once again supporting 2022's Great British Spring Clean, by encouraging residents and schools to grab a litter picker and help clean up their communities.
“HypnoCat” to encourage Havering residents to recycle old electricals
The Recycle Your Electricals campaign is launching “HypnoCat” a pink fluffy cat on a mission to hypnotise Havering residents into recycling their small old electricals.
Cleaner Havering Autumn Blitz launched
Havering Council has launched its Cleaner Havering ‘Autumn Blitz’, a series of deep-cleaning activities across the whole borough, as part of its recovery plans following the Covid 19 pandemic.
Bulky waste collections return
Collections of bulky waste will restart across Havering from Monday 1 June 2020, with residents able to book from today, Thursday 28 May 2020.
Gerpins Lane reuse centre re-opens after pressure from Council Leader
The Gerpins Lane reuse and recycling centre will re-open on Monday 11 May in line with new government guidance. It follows weeks of lobbying from Councillor Damian White, Leader of Havering Council.
Council garden waste collection to resume
Garden waste collections will restart across Havering from Monday 27 April.
Coronavirus waste disposal advice
Important advice on waste disposal around Covid 19.
Go greener this Christmas
Christmas is traditionally the season of good will, present giving, spending time with family and friends, but also sees an increase in household rubbish.
Missed rubbish and recycling collections on 25 April 2019
Despite extra resource to support the crews this bank holiday week, a vehicle breakdown led to a handful of roads not receiving their waste and recycling collections on Thursday 25 April.
Think differently about plastic for a greener Havering
Changing the way we use plastics to ensure we can enjoy a greener environment, has been at the forefront of Havering Council’s events to mark Recycle Week [24-30 September].
Big Belly bins ready to feast on Romford’s rubbish
Havering Council has installed eight new hi-tech bins in a bid to reduce litter in Romford Town Centre.
Havering Council feeds 1,000 to fight food waste
Havering Council and Sainsbury’s have offered a thousand free meals to highlight the true cost of food waste.
End of the road for fly-tippers
Havering Council is taking action against fly-tipping with proposals to close roads around some of the borough’s most notorious hot-spots.
Havering residents asked to take up Food Waste Challenge
This summer Havering residents will be encouraged to think about what they’re throwing away in a bid to save themselves up to £60 a month and help tackle food waste in the borough.
Havering Council teams up with Sainsbury's to cut food waste
Havering Council has received a grant of £21,000 from Sainsbury’s as part of its Waste less, Save more campaign to fund a variety of food waste prevention activities across the borough.