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New recycling and waste collections

  • Rubbish, waste and recycling

Barnet’s new recycling and waste collection days began this week.


5:30pm – Tuesday 6 November

We are aware that a number of roads in the borough have not had their scheduled recycling and waste collection this week. Please bear with us whilst we implement the new service.

If your bin has not been collected, please leave it out on the boundary of your property by 6am and we will collect it as soon as we can. We hope to complete all collections, including any outstanding collections, by the end of the week. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Residents should have received a leaflet telling them their new collection day, with a six-month collection calendar included. Residents must leave their bin at the boundary of their property by 6am on the day of their collection.

If a resident is unsure of when their collection day is, they can check online by visiting: www.barnet.gov.uk/recycling and clicking “Bin collection day”.

Why are the recycling and waste collection days changing?

We are making changes to the recycling and waste collections to make them more efficient and it also means we can collect all residents’ bins on the same day (eliminating the need for garden waste bins to be collected on a Saturday). The changes will also enable us to be more responsive to local issues and to be fully prepared for the future growth of the borough.

Chairman of Barnet Council’s Environment Committee, Councillor Dean Cohen, said: “We’re pleased to be up and running with the new recycling and waste collections.

“We are working hard to ensure that these changes go as smoothly as possible and will provide regular service updates on our website -  www.barnet.gov.uk/recycling. These changes are expected to save £750,000 annually and should make collections simpler.

“Residents should have now received their leaflet with information about their new collection day and we will be doing our utmost to keep any disruption to a minimum.”

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