Using orange-lidded communal recycling banks

If you are using large, communal bins for your rubbish, you should also have an orange-lidded bank nearby for recycling certain materials.

Rinse any food remains from containers before recycling and only deposit loose materials (not in plastic bags).

Please help to keep your communal grounds tidy and recycle what you can.


Do not:

  • Leave anything on the ground by the recycling banks
  • Use these recycling banks for commercial recycling
  • Park cars so that they obstruct recycling vehicles

Please note that the Council no longer provide re-usable orange recycling bags. Please use any container or carrier bags to store your mixed recycling and carry it to your nearest communal orange-lidded recycling bank. Only deposit loose recyclables in the bank (no plastic bags/refuse sacks).

Request orange-lidded recycling banks

If you use large, communal bins for your rubbish and don't have an orange-lidded recycling bank close to your home, you should ask the premise manager to hire or purchase one or contact us with their details.

We can supply orange-lidded recycling banks in two sizes: 1280 litres (for up to 18 flats) or 660 litres (for up to 9 flats).  

Before installation, we may need to check that the ground surface and access for collection vehicles is suitable.

Buy clear recycling sacks for blocks with waste porterage services

We only supply single-use, clear recycling sacks to premises using orange-lidded recycling banks where a waste porterage service is provided. This enables porters to collect both waste and recycling from individual flats and deposit the clear sacks in the orange-lidded recycling bank on their behalf. Premise managers can buy clear recycling sacks at a cost of £70.70 for 10 packs (30 rolls). This price includes delivery and is valid until 31 March 2023.

To buy clear recycling sacks email or call the Contract Liaison Officer on 020 8871 6384 .

Request charity textile recycling banks

If there is space, the premise manager can also request a charity textile recycling bank. These can be provided by: