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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.
Bank holiday recycling and food waste collections

If your recycling and food waste bins are normally collected on a Monday, we’ll be collecting them a day later due to the bank holiday. 

However, if your recycling and food waste bins are collected on another day, we’ll be aiming to collect them normally (due to the shutdown of the Blackwall Tunnel on Saturday).

Garden waste subscriptions and bin removals

Subscribe or renew your subscription for the year April 2024 to March 2025. 

Residents can subscribe by paying the full amount of £93.50 using a debit or credit card. Subscribed residents can expect to receive a sticker within 10 working days. New subscribers without a bin can expect to receive their bin within 10 working days.

From June 2024, we will start to remove unsubscribed bins. If you wish to continue to use the service, subscribe as soon as possible to avoid disruption to the service. 

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.