Which bin to use and what to recycle
- What goes in which bin?
- What do the different bins look like?
- Bin containers for residents of flats above shops
You have different bins for different items.
What your bins look like depends on whether or not you live in a block of flats. Please see below images of how each bin looks.
- Download our Recycling and waste guide for communal bins (PDF, 3MB)
- Download our Recycling and waste guide for non-communal bins (PDF, 4MB)
Food waste bin
In your food waste bin you can put:
- fruit and vegetables
- meat, fish and bones
- tea bags and coffee grounds
- bread, pasta and rice
- eggs and dairy products
- leftover food
General waste bin
In your general waste bin you can put:
- crisp packets
- sanitary products
- broken glass - carefully wrapped
- dog poo and cat litter
- nappies - non-reusable
Garden waste bin
In your garden waste bin, if you have one, you can put:
- grass cuttings and hedge clippings
- flowers and small branches
- leaves and prunings
In your recycling bin you can put:
- paper and cardboard
- glass bottles and jars
- food tins, drink cans and aerosols
- plastic bottles
- food and drink cartons (tetrapacks)
- plastic food trays and containers such a yoghurt pots
If you are not sure exactly what can be recycled, check the A-Z on the North London Waste Authority website:
For large, household items such as an old sofa or mattress, you can request a bulky collection.
Some items you will need to take to the reuse and recycling centre.
You have different bins for each kind of waste.
General waste bin:
Food waste bins - the black caddy is for your kitchen. Empty your black caddy straight into your green food waste bin:
You may also have a garden waste bin:
General waste bin:
Food waste bins - the black caddy (or sometimes brown caddy) is for your kitchen. Empty your black caddy straight into the food waste bin:
We have recently introduced a new type of bin storage for many of our residents who live in flats above shops.
The MetroStor bins, which are bin containers housed within a large black box, provide a clean and tidy solution for those without a waste storage area.
The containers are now available for residents at the following locations:
- Lordship Lane, Wood Green, London, N22 5JH between Winkfield Road - Perth Road
- 2 Woodlands Park Road, West Green, London, N15 3RS
- 72-96 Park Road, Crouch End, London, N8 8JQ
- Alfoxton Avenue, Haringey, London, N8 0SJ
- 10-12 St. Loys Rd, London N17 6UB
- 17 Ferme Park Road, Stroud Green, London, N4 4DS
- 293 West Green Road, West Green, London, N15 3PA
- 63A High Street, Hornsey, London, N8 7QB
- 56 Park Lane, Tottenham, London, N17 0JS
- 26 Scotland Green, Tottenham, N17 9TT
- 240 High Road, Wood Green, London, N22 8HH
- 678 High Road, Tottenham , London, N17 0AE
- 389C High Road, London, N22 8JA
The containers are for general waste only. Please refer to your usual timed collection slot for your recycling waste.
Please ensure all waste is tied in bags and placed inside the container. If you are found placing general waste outside of the container, or if anyone other than those it is intended for is found using it, you could be fined up to £400.
If the container is full or there is waste dumped around it, please notify us.
Page last updated:
Tell us what you think about this page
Please use this space to tell us how we can improve this page, or the website in general.
If you have a service problem or complaint you need help with then please visit our contact pages.
* = response required