Your recycling

Your recycling service

Use this 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

View your recycling and rubbish services – information leaflet (PDF 803kb)

View recycling and rubbish services if you live on an estate (PDF 4mb)

Order recycling, food waste and garden waste items

Order recycling items

Find out if you can recycle it

You can recycle:

  • glass bottles and jars
  • plastic bottles
  • plastic pots and trays
  • paper and card
  • aluminium cans, tins and aerosols
  • foil and foil trays
  • egg cartons

Public recycling banks

There are over 70 public recycling banks and bins in Hackney. They are available for use by all residents, and are emptied weekly. They must not be used for commercial or business waste.

See public recycling banks

Items recyclable at public recycling banks

Items recyclable elsewhere

Reuse and Recycling Centres (tips or dumps)

See Reuse and Recycling Centres (tips or dumps)

Reuse, repair or donate unwanted items

Consider if an item can be reused, repaired or donated before putting it in the bin.

See reduce, reuse and repair.

Items that go in the black bin

See items that go in the black bin

Recycling tips

Most waste is recyclable. If you use your green bags properly you’re likely to have very little waste left over. Line your main kitchen bin with a green recycling sack.

You can then take the green sack out on collection day. You could use a smaller bin for non-recyclable waste. Store it somewhere else in your home or put it straight into any outdoor containers or bins.

You may want to use a bin to store full green recycling bags during the week. If you do this ensure green bags are taken out of the bin in time on the morning of your collection.

Wash and squash all recyclable materials – they take up less space and do not encourage foxes.

Page updated on: 22 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)