Useful Council Services

Some of the services to your properties are provided directly by the Council. This section gives you some information about the services you may find most useful.

Refuse collection

The Council collects household rubbish once a week. You must put all your household rubbish in the correct place outside the property on rubbish collection day.

Don’t put rubbish out before the collection day.

Details of the day that your rubbish is collected are available on Islington Council’s website. Remember: the collection day may change now and then, for example when there is a Bank Holiday, so watch out for information about this.

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Bulk refuse

If you need to arrange for an item of bulk refuse to be collected, please contact Islington Council.

You can also take a look on Islington Council's website here


Islington Council runs a variety of recycling schemes for residents

in street properties (that is, not on estates). These are:

Other recycling services are available to the public:

You can get more details on any of these schemes through the Islington Council’s website


Many streets in Islington are designated as Controlled Parking Zones (CPZs). If you live in a street with controlled parking, you must have a residents’ parking permit. For more details on which streets are CPZs and how to get a parking permit, contact Islington Council. See

Energy efficiency in your home

The Council has an Energy Advice Team that provides free, independent advice on energy use. They can advise you on understanding bills, using low- energy lighting and improving your home so it is easier to keep warm. See

Pest Control

Public Protection Division, Islington Council, 222 Upper Street, London N1 1XR

Tel: 020 7527 3190 Fax: 020 7527 3210


The pest control service aims to ensure that public health pests are dealt with efficiently, safely, and on a cost-effective basis, with due regard to the environment. Activities include: