Recycling is easy

Love recycling

“I recycle because I love where I live” - Anna, aged 91

You probably already know the difference between your bins: the blue top bin is for recycling most household items including paper, empty cans, tins and bottles and plastic containers, the small green bin is for food waste and the grey bin is for anything that can’t be recycled; such as crisp packets, pet litter and nappies. 

The more you recycle, the more you will be helping Brent and the local environment.

If you have neighbours who are new to the area, whilst you are introducing yourself check if they understand the difference between the bins.

Often people new to the area have been used to a different recycling system somewhere else.

Make sure you know how to recycle in Brent

You can help by becoming cleaner and greener

To help you recycle as much as possible and encourage you to become cleaner and greener and Love Where You Live, we've created this video to how you just how easy it is to recycle.



Try the Recycleopedia app

Recycleopedia has been developed to help residents of Brent recycle as much and as easily as possible, when you’re at home, work or out and about, by showing you what, how and where to recycle different items.

By using this new tool, you can search for any household item to find out exactly what you can and can’t recycle, and which bins you will need to use. When an item can’t be recycled at home, Recycleopedia will find the nearest recycling centre or charity shop in your local area, to help you recycle properly. Easy.

Use Recycleopedia online or download the free smartphone app now 

If you search for an item and it isn’t recognised, please get in touch with us at and we will let you know how to properly dispose of it. We will also add it to Recycleopedia, so others can recycle that item in the future.

Recycleopedia video

Watch this short video to see easy it is use the Recycleopedia app.