Top tips - where to take your rubbish during the Barking & Dagenham refuse strike

PUBLISHED: 15:40 11 May 2015 | UPDATED: 15:40 11 May 2015

Binmen at work in Sheppey Road, Dagenham.

Binmen at work in Sheppey Road, Dagenham.


Residents are encouraged to take their rubbish to temporary rubbish pick-up points to prevent refuse from spilling out onto the streets.

From Wednesday, May 13 to Sunday, June 7, household waste can be brought to The Leys and to site of the disused garage on Wivenhoe Road in Dagenham. There are also clear-up points on Wivenhoe Road in Barking and Lawn Farm Grove in Chadwell Heath.

Extended opening hours will operate at the council tip at Frizlands Lane Depot, on Rainham Road North. This site, and the four temporary clear-up points, will be open from Monday-Saturday, 7.30am to 6pm, and 8am to 6pm Sundays and bank holidays.

The tip at Jenkins Lane, Beckton, is open daily from 7.30am to 5.45pm, and commercial waste can brought here for a charge.

Residents are reminded they need to bring a driving licence or a current council tax bill to prove they live in the borough.

Barking & Dagenham Council has also issued tips on how to alleviate the problem, including using wheelie bins for food waste, and double bagging it to stop vermin getting in.

Recycling bins are not being picked up during the strike, so these must be taken to a clear up point or council tip.

Where possible, residents are asked to help elderly or vulnerable neighbours by taking their rubbish to the council tip or to a clear up point.

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