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Use this postcode look up tool to find out what waste and recycling services your address should receive and your collection days.
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
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.
Items recyclable at public recycling banks
Items recyclable elsewhere
Consider if an item can be reused, repaired or donated before putting it in the bin.
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.