Practical information


Cardboard and Smaller Items

Cardboard boxes (which should first be flattened) and items no larger than a bedside table should be taken to the pick-up area on P1 for disposal.  This area is located close to the lift lobby doors, and can be identified by the pink plastic recycling bags that your cleaner will have placed there for collection.  If in doubt, please contact your concierge. Please do not leave such items in the chute room as they represent a fire hazard. 

Bulky Items

Non-standard items (i.e., those which the council would not normally collect during their weekly domestic refuse collection) should not be left in chute rooms or on P1.    

  • Tower Hamlets Recycling Centre - You can take items directly to your local Tower Hamlets Recycling Centre, which is situated a few minutes' drive away on Yabsley Street, London, E14 9RG. Take along proof to show you are a Tower Hamlets resident such as a driver’s licence or council taxbill.

  • Tower Hamlets collection service - Tower Hamlets council offers two free collection services per year for local residents. To arrange a special collection, please call 020 7364 5004. The item(s) must be taken to the loading bay prior to the arranged collection time. NB: DIY waste will not be collected.

  • Unwanted furniture in good conditionHomestore will collect unwanted items of furniture* free of charge and provide it to those in need. Contact them on 020 8519 6264 or visit . The item(s) must be taken to the loading bay prior to the arranged collection time.

  • DIY & Building Waste – If you or your contractor are unable to dispose of such waste you should contact a specialist to arrange removal.