Green Sack Collections
Please note: since April 2017 Veolia no longer deliver sacks to residents living in flats above shops. Residents now have to visit their local library with proof of address to obtain a roll of green recycling sacks (there will no longer be a supply of pink general waste sacks).
A wide range of materials can be put into the same sack for recycling, and the green sacks will be picked up at the same times and locations as existing rubbish sacks.
Please use the links below for more information:
The collection arrangements for the recycling are normally the same as for rubbish. This means that you can put your green recycling sacks out at the same time and location as the black bags you use for rubbish.
However, there are some locations where different arrangements are in place, so please see the special locations section below.
If you live on a main road where there are timed collection arrangements in place for rubbish then please make sure you also comply with these for the green recycling sacks.
To find out which day to put your rubbish and recycling out, please use the Veolia Haringey search form (external link).
Alternatively you can contact Veolia Haringey Contact Centre:
- Tel: 020 8885 7700
- Email: email@example.com
There are some locations where the green sack collection arrangements are different from those for the rubbish collections.
This is likely to affect the following types of property:
- Blocks of flats which do have rubbish bins (but where there is no space for a recycling bin)
- Properties on a mews
- Gated developments (where other recycling services cannot be provided)
The recycling collection arrangements will be quite specific to each location, so please contact the Veolia Haringey Contact Centre for information about where you live:
Tel: 020 8885 7700
The rubbish and recycling will be collected in the same vehicle, which has two separate compartments, or a single vehicle which only collects recycling.
The recycling is emptied at a materials recovery facility so that the different materials can be sorted. They are then transported to different reprocessors to be made into new materials such as newspapers, plastic packaging and cans.
The North London Waste Authority (NLWA) manages contracts for treatment and disposal of waste collected from households in the borough and has provided an interactive map showing where recycling, food and green garden waste goes after collection.
If you have any questions about recycling then please contact the Veolia Haringey Contact Centre:
Tel: 020 8885 7700
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