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Your bins

Find out about your rubbish and recycling service, order a new bin, report a problem with your bin, or find your collection day. Note: We are experiencing a delay in delivering bins due to a staff shortage. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause you.
Garden waste subscriptions

Garden waste subscriptions will be available online and via our phone lines in the first week of March 2024 for subscription year April 2024 to March 2025. 

Bin collection days

Find out which day we collect your rubbish, recycling, food or garden waste.

What you can put in your bins

Find out what you can put in your recycling, food, garden and rubbish bins.

Report a missed collection

Tell us if we didn't collect your rubbish or if you need your bin repaired such as the bin lid.

Order a bin or request a removal

Order a new bin, request a bigger bin or ask us to remove a bin.

Assisted bin collections

We can take your bins out to the kerbside if you are unable to because of disability or ill health.

Bins in Lewisham by property

Find out what type of waste collection you'll receive if you live in a house, a flat above a shop or on an estate.

A-Z of recycling

Use our A-Z below to find out what items you can recycle as well as information on how you can reuse or repair items.

Home composting

Composting is a great alternative to using our garden waste subscription service. Find out how you can compost at home.

Service standards

Our service standards set out what you can expect from our recycling and rubbish collection services.