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Order household waste items

You can order a range of items online including:

  • paper sacks - for food waste
  • corn starch sacks - for food waste.

Corn starch bags have a lifespan of three to six months and will begin to break down after this. Make sure you use up all the bags you buy within this time.

There is £1.56 delivery charge for all orders.

Order recycling and waste items

Cost of paper and corn starch bags

List of prices of paper and corn starch bags
Item Number per pack Price
Cornstarch - 50 litres 25 £5.98
Paper - 75 litres 25 £6.88
Paper bag for kitchen caddy - 6 litres 100 £5.98
Cornstarch bag for kitchen caddy - 6 litres 100 £5.98
Paper sack for small green-top bin - 140 litres 50 £16.75
Corn starch sacks for small green-top bin - 140 litres 30 £18.31
Paper sacks for standard green-top bin - 240 litres 50 £22.73
Corn starch sacks for standard green-top bin - 240 litres 30 £22.97
Kitchen caddy 1 Free
Delivery charge for purchasable items   £1.56

Clear recycling sacks

We are not able to take any more general requests for recycling sacks until further notice.  We have been inundated with orders and have a significant backlog of requests to deliver. 

Lose the bag and leave it loose

You may normally use clear recycling sacks to recycle at home, but if you have a blue top wheelie bin you can continue to recycle without using these sacks. We are keen to reduce the amount of single-use plastic.  You can help by putting your recycling loose instead of bagged up in your blue-topped bin. Not only is this kinder to the environment but also gives you more space in the bin and is easier for us to sort. Please do not use plastic carrier bags – re-use them or take them to a supermarket to be recycled when you are doing your essential shopping.

Exceptions

For residents that do not have any bins, we know that these sacks make recycling possible. We are working hard to ensure that all our residents can continue to recycle. So if you live in a flat above a shop, a house with no storage for wheelie bins or a block of flats where the recycling bin has been removed, you will be able to request one order of clear sacks (two rolls only). These should last six months, using two sacks per week.

Please email your request with your full address and postcode to: clean.sweep@royalgreenwich.gov.uk

Once your order is received, your address will be checked for eligibility (we have a record of properties that cannot have bins due to limited or no space). If eligible your order will be placed. For clear sacks, you will be sent two rolls as soon as we can. Your order will be recorded and you will not be able to place any more orders until normal service resumes.

If you are not eligible your order will not be placed.