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Recycling and rubbish

From bins and bulky item collections to recycling services and helping us keep Lewisham's streets clean - find what you need from our recycling and rubbish service. 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. 

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.

Bulky item collection

Get rid of large items such as furniture, fridges and mattresses.

Landmann Way Reuse and Recycling Centre

Open to Lewisham residents to help them dispose of large or bulky waste.

Garden waste

All garden waste collections in Lewisham must be paid for. Find out how to sign up and use our garden waste service.

How to recycle your plastics

Find out more about different types of plastic, how they can be recycled and what they’re recycled into.

Cleaner Lewisham

Find out how you can reduce fly-tipping in the borough and help create a Cleaner Lewisham.

Business rubbish and recycling

Businesses must make arrangements for the disposal of their waste and recycling, as free collections are offered to residents only.

Public recycling banks

Find out where in the borough you can recycle your unwanted clothes and textiles as well as small electrical items at our public use recycling bins.

Donate furniture and other household items

Find out how to donate your unwanted furniture to charitable organisations in the local area or how to recycle it.

Clinical and hazardous waste

Find out how to get rid of clinical, healthcare and offensive waste.

Where your recycling and rubbish goes

Find out what happens to your recycling, food, garden and general waste.

Recycle your Christmas tree

You can recycle your real Christmas tree from Tuesday 26 December to the end of January.