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In 2017, we introduced a free weekly food waste collection service for most households. We also changed rubbish collections to fortnightly.
Your rubbish, recycling, food waste and, if you subscribe to the service, garden waste are now collected on the same day. Find your collection day.
Find out how to use your new silver food waste bins. Now that your rubbish is collected fortnightly, you will also need to use your green bin to recycle as much as possible.
Tell us if you’re having problems with your collections.
If you have your own rubbish and recycling wheelie bins (mostly people who live in a house, or a flat in a converted house), you now get the free food waste collection service. Your rubbish collections have changed to fortnightly.
If you live in a block of flats and use communal bins there are no changes.
Some properties on red routes still get a weekly rubbish collection, see below for more details.
If you live on an estate or on one of the following roads you will not be getting the new food waste service and your rubbish collections will remain weekly:
Bromley Road odd numbers 1–29
Catford Hill odd numbers 11–51, even numbers 14–116
Deptford High Street
Eastdown Park number 11
Hither Green Lane even numbers 106–220
Honor Oak Park odd numbers 25–63, even numbers 30–68
Lee High Road odd numbers 1–91, even numbers 2–162
Milton Court Road
New Cross Road
Tranquil Vale (flats above shops).