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Mixed recycling collection

Hundreds of our members now recycle with us. Join them today.

Our recycling provider, Paper Round, will collect five days per week with the main days being Monday mornings (9.30 to 11am) and Wednesday evening (5.30 to 7.30pm). They collect:

Dry Mixed Recycling Service, which includes:

Copier paper – white or coloured
Card – white or coloured
Brochures, magazines, newspapers
Junk mail
Business directories, including Yellow Pages
Envelopes, including “window” envelopes
Drinks cans and food tins
Glass bottles and jars (no more than 10% per sack)
Cardboard (for large boxes please flat pack and attach a Better Bankside sack)
Plastic bottles, films and carrier bags
A small amount of Waste Electricals, on request.

On signing up six months’ supply of recycling sacks will be delivered to you by Paper Round for you to get started straight away. Paper Round will monitor the use of sacks for Better Bankside and will advise you if you exceed your sack allocation. 

Stationery and Batteries

Free bins are available for the storage and collection of batteries, pens, pencils and other small desk stationery. The next time your colleagues are having a desk clear out their surplus pens could help children in Africa learn to write. Please note that only small amounts of electricals can be collected using this free service (See WEEE collection service below).

Confidential Waste

We are currently trialling a confidential waste recycling service with an offer of ten free confidential waste sacks (each holds 35kg of waste material) for the first 50 businesses that apply for the service. Paper Round will measure the take up of the service and the amount of waste material that is removed. Depending on take up the service may continue as a free service. If there is a strong response to the service it will be offered as a subsidised service with Better Bankside providing a discount of up to 25% on the price of the sacks.  

Food Waste Recycling

Paper Round is offering a food waste recycling service with daily collections if required. The food waste collected is taken to Anaerobic Digestion plants where it is treated to provide energy and fertilisers. The material is not taken for incineration nor to landfill. Paper Round will provide sacks and bins suitable for the collection and storage of food waste. 

Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment (WEEE)

Better Bankside offers free WEEE collections every three months, with dates of collections announced at the beginning of each year, with reminders throughout the year. All forms of small to medium/large sized electrical items will be collected. If you are interested in using the service you should contact Paper Round on 020 7407 9100 at least two weeks ahead of the announced date and book in your collection. Please give details of the materials and the location of the collection point.

Disposal of used PPE, tissues and hand towels

Tissues, hand towels and PPE such as face masks may have come into contact with the Coronavirus. It is imperative these are incinerated and NOT placed in your recycling 

Paper Round can supply heavy duty orange sacks with cable ties and PPE disposal bins to ensure this waste stream is clearly identified and kept separate for your safety.  Orange sacks should be double bagged, tied and placed in separate identifiable waste bins. Paper Round will empty the PPE bins and ensure they are incinerated. For more information call the Paper Round team on 020 7407 9100.

To sign up, please call us on 020 7928 3998 or email Tom Harris at


Created Nov 18 2012