Garden Waste and Other Recycling

Recycling collection

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Important information regarding the Garden Waste service:
 
The old hessian sack service has now ceased and the new opt-in service has started. Please note we will no longer dispose of garden waste presented for collection in a hessian sack. If you wish to continue receiving a garden waste collection you must sign up to the new service by ordering a 240 litre bin, 140 litre bin, or supply of biodegradable sacks. Please see the Garden Waste section below for further information.
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Haringey’s recycling rate is improving every year thanks to the efforts of residents.  This fantastic effort is set to continue as Veolia has committed to improving the recycling performance even more, having already raised it from 26.3% in 2011/12 to nearly 37% in 2016/17.

To help achieve these goals, throughout 2012 there was a phased introduction of wheeled bins for mixed dry recycling at properties which previously had a green recycling box, giving residents even more space to recycle materials every week.

There are many different ways that all Haringey residents can recycle in the borough. Please see the information below or click HERE to find out further information about recycling services.

Find out when your recycling collection takes place from your property here

Garden Waste

As Haringey Council works towards saving £20 million, we have now introduced an opt-in chargeable green garden waste service.

For £75 a year - that's £1.45 a week - you will get your own wheeled bin for garden waste, with weekly collections. If you feel you do not have space for a standard sized 240 litre bin then a supply of biodegradable sacks, or smaller 140 litre bins, are available for £55 a year. However, where possible, we recommend using a bin as this is the easiest and most efficient way of storing green garden waste. Sign up now and for the price of 12 months you will get your new service until April 2019.

Current hessian sack collections will now cease. If you do not sign up to the new service, your garden waste collection will stop. If you choose to sign up later you will be provided with a new garden waste bin or sacks and your service will begin.

Sign Up
Sign up online now by visiting 
https://wasteservicesportal.veolia.co.uk/HaringeyGardenWaste/
Bins will be 240 litre (the same size as normal household waste bins) but if you think your garden is too small for a standard size bin we can offer other options, including a smaller 140 litre bin or a supply of biodegradable sacks. You will not be able to place any additional waste beside your bin, so please ensure you have the correct capacity for your requirements. If you choose sacks, they will be composted along with your waste.

If you wish to have a smaller 140 litre bin or biodegradable sacks then please contact the Veolia Contact Centre on 020 8885 7700 (Monday to Friday, 8.30am-5.30pm) to make your payment as this cannot currently be done on the new payment website.

Make sure you sign up before April 2018 to get your full year.

Click here for other ways to dispose of your garden waste.

Bulky Household Items Collection

From Monday 24th July 2017 it will cost £25 to collect up to four bulky items, such as furniture or white goods, from your home. Additional items will be charged at £10 per item, up to a maximum of 10 items per collection.

All collections are booked through the Veolia Haringey Contact Centre:
Tel: 020 8885 7700
Email: enquiries.haringey@veolia.com
Web: 
Special collections query form

Items we will collect:
Furniture/General Items
Bathroom storage
BBQs
Beds, bed frames and headboards
Bedside cabinets
Bookcases
Cabinets and shoe cabinets
Carpets and rugs contained within a tied bag (max 80 litres)
Chairs and armchairs
Chest of drawers
Clothes rails
Coffee tables
Doors (no fire doors or metal doors)
Dressing tables
Garden tables and other garden furniture
Home office desk
Mattresses
Mirrors
Shelves
Sideboards
Sofas and sofa beds (please dismantle sofa beds)
Storage furniture
Tables
TV stands and media units
Wardrobes (dismantled)
Up to five tied bin bags
 
White Goods/WEEE (standard household appliances only)
Computers/PCs and hard drives
Computer monitors
Cookers and cooking hobs
Dishwashers
Electronic musical instruments
Freezers
Fridges
Fridge/Freezers
Hi-Fis/stereo systems
Laptop computers
Microwaves
Ovens
Tumble driers
TVs
Washing machines/dryers
 
Exclusions and conditions
As a general rule, anything that you might take with you when moving home can be collected. We make every effort to reuse or recycle as many items as possible.
We cannot collect:
-Rubble and soil
-Masonry and tiles
-Construction waste, e.g. bricks, stonework, cement, paint, plasterboard
-Waste from house renovations, e.g. bathroom fittings, kitchen fittings/worktops, kitchen units, fireplace surrounds
-Garden sheds and trellis
-Carpets and rugs that are not contained within a tied bag
-Tyres
-Gas bottles and cylinders
-Car batteries
-Tree trunks and thick branches
-Pianos (unless broken up)
 
The service can be provided only to those homes that have a front garden area or a communal area where large and bulky items can be placed out of harm’s way. If you live in a block of flats, place your items in your bulk store area if you have one, or where you would place your rubbish for collection. 

We cannot accept any hazardous waste, such as chemicals or asbestos. For more information on the safe disposal of these materials, please visit Haringey Council's hazardous waste page.

Food Waste

Veolia and Haringey Council offer all residents the opportunity to recycle their food waste.  Food waste can take up a lot of room in a general waste bin, so by disposing of it separately it frees up space for rubbish that cannot be recycled and helps prevent overflowing general waste bins, as well as being beneficial to the environment as the food waste gets turned into compost. Please NEVER place food waste in your recycling bin.

Food Waste is collected weekly, while general waste is collected fortnightly, so using the service is a great way to keep smells to a minimum. We provide residents with a small internal food waste caddy and a larger external food waste bin free of charge.  Both are lockable to keep out foxes, insects and other vermin.

If you live on an Estate, you can collect compostable liners for your kitchen caddy from your local library free of charge. Just bring along proof of your address to enable you to receive them. For kerbside residents, you can purchase compostable bags or use newspaper to wrap your food waste in, however please do not use plastic bags as these cannot be accepted by the facility that processes the food waste.

Simply collect your food waste in your kitchen caddy, then transfer the contents to your outside larger bin ready for collection. By using the compostable liners it keeps the food waste contained and your caddy and bin cleaner and less smelly. Tie your liners at the top once used to prevent spillages.

You can dispose of the following items in your food waste caddy/bin:
- Meat, Fish & Bones
- Eggs & Dairy Products
- Bread, Pasta & Rice
- Fruit & Vegetables
- Tea Bags & Coffee Grounds
- Plate Scrapings

Please contact the Veolia Haringey Contact Centre to request being added to the food waste collection service:
Email: enquiries.haringey@veolia.com
Tel: 020 8885 7700

 

Garden Waste
Frequently Asked Questions about the garden waste service