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Bromley Waste Collection Services

Considering the large number of businesses in the borough, we here at Bywaters have a lot of work on our hands when it comes to performing waste collection in Bromley. Our specialist expertise and equipment make sure that all of the borough’s waste is properly collected, processed and recycled, and we offer services to a range of companies big and small and across a variety of industries

At Bywaters, we want to ensure that the future of society is a sustainable one. Our Green Gurus support this mission with the advice and support they give to clients to help them build a waste management strategy that’s right for them.

Bromley Waste Disposal

Bywaters is capable of sorting a range of complex and different materials where necessary across the London Borough of Bromley, and this includes dry mixed, cardboard, food and coffee cups. To make sure we accomplish our goal of ensuring zero waste goes to landfill, we can efficiently handle every kind of rubbish that a business may generate.

Located at our Lea Riverside headquarters in Bow, East London, Bywaters uses the city’s largest indoor Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) to deal with commercial waste. Powered by solar energy, the MRF’s state-of-the-art technology segregates mixed waste so that it can then be bulked off and sent for recycling.

Our sister facility on Gateway Road deals specifically with construction and demolition waste — if your office or restaurant is renovating we are equipped to process any material left over. Taken from across Bromley, bulky waste and metal can be either diverted to energy recovery or recycled. We also provide a tipping service if your load is under 500kg.

Bromley Rubbish Collection

Bywaters’ Bromley waste collection service is supported by a sustainable fleet of both fully electric or ULEZ-compliant Euro 6 vehicles. We arrange collection at a convenient time for your business, and transport your waste to one of our processing facilities for reuse, recycling or recovery.

For our Bromley recycling collection and household rubbish services, we’ll send you a range of suitable bins and containers for correctly sorting waste (depending on the particular needs of your business), and schedule collection according to your requirements. After pickup, we make sure none of the waste goes to landfill — maintaining our ambition to help businesses reduce their carbon footprint and fulfil efforts towards better sustainability.

Bromley Waste Statistics

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Average annual household waste recycling rate of 51%

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Over 2,000 tonnes of material collected annually

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Over 5460 collections a year

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Over 57 clients serviced seven days a week

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23 individual waste streams collected

Bromley: Short Guide

Bromley is located in South East London, encompassing areas such as Hayes, Beckenham, Chislehurts, Bromley, West Wickham and Orpington. The population is estimated to be 332,336, and at 150km², the borough is the largest in the city.

Formerly a market town belonging to Kent, Bromley became an important residential area after the construction of new rail networks in the Victorian era. Today, the borough is a major centre for retail, commerce and entertainment.

The History of Bromley

The name ‘Bromleagh’ dates back to the year 862, meaning ‘the heath where broom grows’. This long-forgotten yellow shrub, whose twigs were used to make the first broomstick, is also behind the names of London’s Brompton and Broom Hill.

After becoming an Anglo-Saxon settlement in the 11th century, the town grew to be a home for religious institutions such as St. Blaise’s Well and Bromley Palace, where bishops would periodically reside — despite having a relatively small populace. By the 17th century, the first buildings of what became Bromley College started to emerge, along with the neighbouring hamlet of Bromley Common.

At the outbreak of the First World War, central Bromley had become largely built up, with Bromley Palace converted into a teacher training institution by the 1930s. Other developments throughout the 19th and 20th centuries included more residential buildings and estates that spread out into ‘New Bromley’. New public institutions were also built, along with large shopping centres,  such as the Glades.

A busy and diverse borough

In mediaeval times, Bromley was the site of a growing wool trade, with the town’s market receiving a charter from King John in 1205. Today, the borough rivals Croydon and Kensington as London’s top shopping destination. A busy high street emerged in the 1970s, and while Bromley has a strong retail and business centre, it is also known for its entertainment, with the Churchill Theatre built into the Central Library in 1977.

In the north-west of the borough are the grounds of Crystal Palace, which was destroyed in 1936, but became the setting for a sports and recreation park in the 1960s. Light industry has also emerged prominently in the Cray Valley in Orpington since the 1960s.

Culture and notable landmarks

In Chislehurst, you can find the notable chalk-mine “caves” which were used heavily in the 1800s and served as air raid shelters in the Second World War, and are thought to have originated in the Roman era.

Bromley boasts public open green spaces such as the commons at Hayes and Chislehurst, Petts Wood Parkland, High Elms Country Park, Priory Gardens and Goddington Park. History buffs will also appreciate the preserved Roman villa in Crofton, Orpington, as well as Down House — the former home of Charles Darwin — in the village of Downe.

The borough also hosts the Aesop’s Touring Theatre Company, specialising in educational performance, and the Barbershop Harmony Club. This is an acapella chorus that runs weekly and performs at many institutions within a 20-mile radius across Bromley.

At Bywaters, we can provide the events industry with the right waste management solutions to ensure zero waste goes to landfill.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you haven’t put your bins out in time for collection, don’t fret — our dedicated customer services team can deal with any missed services. Just get in touch with them on 0207 001 6000 or via email at

Among the many types of waste we can collect and process, such as dry mixed recycling, food and glass, are some more delicate items — such as coffee cups, confidential waste and hazardous items.

Generally, we operate 24/7 across the capital. However, depending on the area, some noise restrictions mean that we may not be able to collect at certain times of the day.

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