Four fire engines and around 20 firefighters were called to a fire in a yard at the rear of some shops on Barking Road, E16 in Canning Town on Saturday.
Around two tonnes of garden waste were completely damaged by the fire.
The Brigade was called at 1235 and the fire was under control by 1335.
Fire crews from Poplar and Plaistow fire stations were at the scene.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.