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Rubbish and recycling

Find out your collection day, where to take your old appliances and what to do with your garden waste.
Waste strategy consultation

We want to create a cleaner and greener Lewisham. We’ve written a new draft waste management strategy and need your views and opinions. 

Read the draft strategy.

Have your say!

We are running slightly behind with waste collections due to COVID-19 related staff absence

Your waste may be collected a couple of days later than usual. Please put your bins out on your normal collection day and do not report a missed collection.

We will collect all bins by the end of the week and we apologise for the inconvinience.

A to Z of recycling

An A to Z to help you dispose of an item safely and sustainably.

Rubbish and recycling collections after a bank holiday

Your rubbish and recycling collections will be different after a bank holiday.

Cleaner Lewisham

We have launched Cleaner Lewisham and we are relying on support from businesses and the community to help.

Waste, recycling and the climate emergency

An explanation of the link between waste and the climate emergency, as well as a guide to reduce your impact and what we are doing to reduce waste.

Disposing of your household waste if you are ill

How to deal with your rubbish if you are self-isolating or have COVID-19.

Reuse and recycling centre during the COVID-19 pandemic

Information about the reuse and recycling centre on Landmann Way in New Cross, including who can use the centre, how to book, when it is open and what you can recycle.

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.

Large items

Find out how to get ride of large items, such as fridges and mattresses.

More about waste and recycling

Find out more about recycling in Lewisham

What you can recycle

​Find out what you can recycle and where to recycle things that can’t go in your recycling bin.

Garden waste collection service

You can get regular garden waste collections from your kerbside.

Clinical, hazardous and business waste

How to dispose of clinical and hazardous waste, and how we deal with business waste and recycling in the borough.

Where your rubbish and recycling goes

Find out what happens to your rubbish and recycling after it is collected.

Changes to rubbish and recycling collections

Find out about the changes to rubbish and recycling collections that were introduced from October 2017.

Results of the recycling consultation

Read the findings of our consultation on the barriers to disposing of waste, run from 18 February–8 April 2019.

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