Local seven-day service

Every business, no matter how big or small must use a licensed waste carrier to dispose of waste responsibly.

We offer a comprehensive business waste and recycling service for local businesses which is locally based and responsive to your needs.

We operate a seven days per week service with a dedicated team of business engagement officers to assist you with getting started and provide you with advice.

If you would like a quotation for the provision of business bins, please contact our Business Engagement Officer on 020 8921 4661 or email business-recycling@royalgreenwich.gov.uk.

Business recycling

Recycle a wide range of items all in one container or sack and take advantage of half-price business recycling bins, sacks and labels.

Businesses that sign up for our recycling service can also make use of our general waste collection service.

Items that can be recycled include:

  • cardboard
  • paper
  • plastic bottles
  • food and drink cans
  • mixed glass bottles and jars
  • cartons.

Unfortunately we can't recycle:

  • general waste
  • food waste
  • cooking oil or liquids
  • waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE)
  • batteries
  • paint, oil or pesticide containers
  • toner or printer cartridges
  • polystyrene
  • wood
  • textiles.

Business recycling costs

A standard £1.50 delivery charge applies to every trade sack order.

Business recycling collection service costs (from 1 April 2019)
Item Cost
Sacks (or labels for cardboard) - Pack of 10 £34.30
Sacks (or labels for cardboard) - Pack of 50 £171.52
Sacks (or labels for cardboard) - Pack of 100 £343.05
Trade sack labels - Pack of 10 £2.76
Delivery charge £1.50

General business waste

We also offer a general business waste collection service for businesses that sign up for the business waste recycling service.


Business waste collection service costs (from 1 April 2019)
Item Cost
Sacks (pack of 10) £37.94
Sacks (pack of 50) £189.69
Sacks (pack of 100) £379.39
Delivery charge £1.50

Order sacks and bins

You can order recycling sacks, general waste sacks and labels by email. Send your request to streets-services-finance@royalgreenwich.gov.uk.

Please include:

  • which items you need
  • how many 
  • the name of your business
  • a contact phone number.

We will then contact you to collect payment and arrange delivery.