Slim Your Bin

Slim your bin is our campaign to encourage Barking and Dagenham residents to reduce, reuse and recycle

It’s vitally important that we all play a part in reducing the amount of waste our borough is producing because we throw out more rubbish than anyone else in London. In fact, on average, every household creates one tonne of rubbish a year– that’s 40% more than some neighbouring boroughs.

It’s expensive and bad for the environment.

Our target is for each household to produce no more than a single bin full of non-recyclable rubbish each week.

If we can reduce the amount of rubbish we send for disposal by just 6% a year, and recycle at the average rate for London, we can save £2 million by 2020.

So we’re asking you to slim your bin so that we can invest in better services and be kinder to our planet at the same time.

Looking for ideas on how you can Slim Your Bin? We’ve got lots of inspiration here.