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On-demand food waste service

During summer 2023, we are launching an on-demand food waste recycling service for residents living in suitable properties in these wards:

  • St James’s
  • West End
  • Marylebone

Residents living in suitable properties will be able to book on-demand food waste collections as follows:

  • St James’s ward, from the week starting July 31 2023
  • West End ward, from the week starting August 14 2023
  • Marylebone ward, from the week starting August 21 2023

Residents living in these properties will be able to book a two hour collection slot for their food waste to be collected directly from their property's main communal front door.  We are offering this service to properties in these wards that have limited space to store food waste recycling bins.

To use this service, please sign-up for the service to order your containers.

Sign up for the on-demand food waste recycling service

How to use the on-demand food waste service

We will deliver the kitchen bin, a roll of liners and an instructional leaflet to you (each roll has 52 liners on it).

Find the latest information about what to do if you run out of food waste liners.

Start using your kitchen bin to recycle all your food waste, including plate scrapings, meat and bones and coffee grounds.

Find more information about what can go into your kitchen bin.

When your silver bin starts to get full, please book your two hour collection slot or contact our call centre team on 020 7641 2000. Book your two hour collection slot.

Hand over your food waste to our crew during your collection slot from the main communal front door to your property.

Please note:

  • our crews cannot come inside your property to collect the food waste directly from your flat door.
  • you need to be at home to hand your food waste to our crew; you cannot leave the food waste outside your property for collection.

Booking on-demand collections

The easiest way to book your two hour collection slot is to book online. Visit our resident service portal, type in your postcode, select your property and then choose your collection slot.

Alternatively, please call our contact centre on 020 7641 2000, and our team will book the slot for you.

Once you book your slot, you will receive the email confirmation the following day and a text reminder 24 hours before the collection slot.

The service runs Monday to Friday from 8am to 4.30pm. However, the dates and times shown on the booking system are based on the most efficient ways our crews can make the collections. If you have any queries, please let the Recycling Team know [email protected]

Please cancel or make any changes to your booking online by midnight the day before your collection is due. Cancellations or changes made online after this point cannot be updated on our system, and our crews will attempt collection.

If you experience any issues, please get in touch with the Recycling Team by emailing: [email protected]

Collection slot issues

If your collection does not take place by the end of your collection slot time, please report this issue online on our resident service portal  or contact the Recycling Team by emailing: [email protected]