Hallelujah! Cardboard recycling comes to Wanstead

It’s nearly a year ago now that Wansteadium – while giving credit for Redbridge’s efforts at door-to-door recycling collection – opined at the lack of cardboard collections, particularly when other boroughs seemed able to offer it.

Well it gives us GREAT PLEASURE to be able to convey the news that from 9 May, Wanstead residents will be able to include cardboard in their blue boxes. Houses which don’t already have a blue box will receive one in the next couple of months.

The council says the cardboard has to fit completely in the box, so might need cutting up to fit, and that milk and juice cartons don’t count as cardboard. But this is generally a very fine development, and might help the borough climb from its mid-ranking placing on the league table of London councils’ recycling performance.

4 Comments on "Hallelujah! Cardboard recycling comes to Wanstead"


  1. Hallelujah indeed!
    That will save all those trips to the Chigwell Road recycling centre



  2. Hi

    We just moved to Wanstead and the council told us they don’t recycle cardboard? Have they stoped it?


    1. Worth checking on Redbridge-i, the council website, as it is being gradually rolled out across Redbridge. Which bit of Wanstead are you in?

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