Household waste and recycling collections

Black box paper recycling collection

Find out more  about the changes to your household waste and recycling collections from 29 June

From 29 June onwards, we are now collecting your black box paper recycling every other week, which could include:

  • Newspapers and magazines
  • Catalogues and phone books
  • Cardboard (flattened) including boxes for pizza, cereal, eggs etc.
  • Cardboard tubes (e.g. toilet rolls)
  • Cards (e.g birthday, Christmas)
  • Shredded paper – place in plastic carrier bag and leave untied
Please don't put these in your black box:
  • Hardback books (we cannot recycle the cover - why not give them to charity?)
  • Drink and milk cartons
  • Tetra Paks (e.g. juice cartons)

If you need another black box for your paper and card, please request one

Lids for the boxes are not provided but nets to keep the contents contained are available to buy from libraries and cost £1.20 each. Nets are tied to the box handle to ensure they don't get lost.

Please don't use black bags instead of a black box, as we might mistake your recycling for rubbish.  However, you can use plastic carrier bags, if you prefer. 

Recycling and waste management

Tel: 0300 303 8658

Civic Centre, Stockwell Close, Bromley, BR1 3UH