It’s important that we all recycle properly, by putting the right things in the right bin. This means that recyclable materials aren't contaminated by things people have put in the wrong bin.
No matter which borough you live in you can put the following items in your recycling bin: plastic bottles, pots, tubs and trays empty aerosols glass bottles and jars food tins and drinks cans cardboard and paper garden and food waste (excluding Barnet)
You can find more information about what can and can't be recycled in north London here. You can find information about how to recycle food and garden waste here. You can find out what to do with bulky waste and other materials here.
You can download and print our recycling card game here. (If you're printing at home, please make sure to print on both sides of the paper and choose the 'flip on long edge' option).
A to Z of materials
If you would like to know how to dispose of a specific item then look at our A to Z list of materials.
Recycling in your borough
Visit the 'Contact Your Council' page to find out more about recycling and waste collection in your borough. If you need to find out which borough you live in, please look at your council tax bill.