You may well already be aware that Newham refuse collectors are on strike for a week, from the 27th August to the 3rd September.
This means that rubbish collection, recycling collections, as well as street cleaning, and other waste related services are all disrupted, both during the strike and also afterwards as the service catches up and gets back to normal.
The very best way to manage, if possible, is to reduce as much as possible the amount of waste that your household produces. Colleagues in the waste team have provided a range of information about how to do this, which you can find online here: www.newham.gov.uk/wasteadvice
But if you produce more household waste than you can safely store during the strike, there are a number of drop-off points across the borough that you can take bagged up household rubbish to. There are only a relatively small number of these because in order to create temporary sites, we need to make various arrangements including getting Environment Agency permission.
Temporary drop-off sites
Between Saturday 27 August and Sunday 11 September, residents can take their bagged household rubbish to one of the following Temporary Waste Drop-Off Sites at:
- Little Ilford Park Service Area, Reynolds Avenue, E12 6JU
- Shaftesbury Road Car Park, 85 Shaftesbury Road, E7 8PD
- Church St Car Park in front of shops, 30-46 Church Street, E15 3HU
- Freemasons Road / Coolfin Road Car Park in front of shops, 78 Coolfin Rd, E16 3BE
The Temporary Waste Drop-Off Sites are open daily, 7am to 8pm
Jenkins Lane Re-use and Recycling Centre is also open for residents to take their waste to.
Jenkins Lane, Barking, IG11 0AD
Opening hours 7.30am – 5.45pm, Monday to Sunday
You will find an interactive map to help you locate your nearest drop-off site at https://www.newham.gov.uk/rubbish-recycling-waste/waste-recycling-service-changes/2