Waste collections

Your waste collection service

Collection days for waste and recycling have changed for some street level properties.

Use our postcode look up tool to find out what waste and recycling services your address should receive and your collection days.

Find your waste and recycling services

Items that go in the black bin

You should only use black bins for non-recyclable household waste that you cannot recycle, repair, reuse or donate.

Items that do not go in the black bin


Items you can recycle

To find out which items you can recycle, see your recycling.

If you’re still unsure if you can recycle something contact us:

Hazardous waste collection

Hazardous waste includes substances such as:

  • asbestos
  • chemicals
  • petrol
  • pesticides

Hazardous waste must not be placed in your household waste bins.

The Corporation of London provides a hazardous collection service for residents and businesses within Hackney.

They will collect wrapped asbestos and hazardous chemicals, such as:

  • pesticides
  • petrol
  • paraffin
  • diesel
  • creosote
  • paint strippers

See the Corporation of London – hazardous waste collection for more information, or call 020 7332 3433.

Apply for an extra bin or request a bin removal

We have provided 180 litre wheeled bins or a 90 litre dustbin to street level properties in Hackney.

We collect the bins every two weeks.

The bins provide enough space for two weeks worth of waste for an average household.

Frequently asked questions

Page updated on: 9 May 2024

Hackney Recycling


Hackney Service Centre
1 Hillman Street
E8 1DY


Opening times

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday – 9am to 5pm (telephone)
  • Wednesday – 9am to 4pm (telephone)