Household Recycling and Waste in the EC Area

Recycle-bin-007The City of London is home to many people from different backgrounds but they all have one thing in common; rubbish and waste that may clutter the front of their house or streets. Fortunately, recycling in the City of London is easy, as most recyclable items can be placed together in the clear recycling sack or into the recycling bin that is provided by the local authority.

Here is a list of what can be put in the recycling sacks that are provided by the local authority:

  • All kinds of paper
  • Cardboard boxes
  • Plastic bottles
  • Plastic containers and other plastic
  • Household metal packaging
  • Glass

Also, residents can make use of the City’s Bulky Waste Collection services for large household items. If there is any furniture or electric appliances that are in good condition, it can be collected for reuse through the London Re-Use Network. By using the Re-use pick up, it helps extend the life of an item which substantially reduces CO2 emissions and reduces the need for raw materials.

Items that are unwanted such as furniture, carpet, bikes, floor coverings, televisions, cookers, fridges, washing machines and waste contained in sacks can all be collected. But there is a £27 charge for up to three items or ten standard bags but collections made from specific ground-floor collection points on City estates are free of charge.

City of London Hazardous Waste Collection

Residents of the City of London area do not need to worry about disposing hazardous waste. Due to the way the City of London operates; they provide a hazardous waste collection and disposal service for residents. They collect wrapped asbestos and boxed chemicals including paint

Any flytipped waste can be reported to the local authorities so they can deal with the issue. Some of the items that do are not collected:

  • Fire extinguishers
  • Clinical waste and sharps
  • Storage heaters
  • Garden/green waste
  • Radioactive waste
  • Cooking oil
  • Pressurised waste e.g. aerosols, gas canisters
  • Lightbulbs and fluorescent tubes
  • Batteries
  • Polychlorinated biphenyl compounds
  • Flammable film stock