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We are working with residents and businesses across Lewisham to help reduce fly-tipping and create a cleaner borough.

We all have an important role to play when it comes to tackling fly-tipping. Find out how you can help, your responsibilities as a resident and the services we offer as a Council.

Join a community litter pick

Local residents and businesses can get involved with our community litter picks to help keep Lewisham clean and tidy. Over 200 people came along to our litter picks last year and we want to get as many people involved as possible this year.

Find out where litter picks are taking place and sign up to volunteer.

Reporting fly-tipping

You can report any fly-tipping or street cleaning issues through the Cleaner Lewisham - Love Clean Streets website. You can also report fly-tipping through the Love Clean Streets app, available to download from Apple or Google Play.

If you have any information about those responsible for fly-tipping, you can let us know and help us take action against those illegally dumping rubbish. All information will be treated in strictest confidence. Find out how to report fly-tipping to our Environmental Crime Enforcement team.

Getting rid of old furniture and other large items

If you need to get rid of old furniture or other household items you no longer need, we can help. You can:

  • Arrange a bulky waste collection from the Council for a small fee.
  • Book a mattress collection free of charge.
  • Donate your old furniture to a local charity shop.
  • Find a new home for your furniture online through websites such as Gumtree or Freecycle.

Find out how to get rid of unwanted household items.

Disposing of your household waste

Make sure that all waste and recycling is placed securely in the correct bin for collection. Don’t leave waste or recycling next to or on top of your bin. This can result in rubbish being blown away and littering the neighbourhood.

If you take items to a recycling bank and find it is full, you should take the items to an alternative recycling back or take them home with you. Do not leave items next to the recycling bank if full - this is classed as a fly-tipping and may result in enforcement action. If a recycling bank is full, you can report it through the Cleaner Lewisham - Love Clean Streets website or by emailing recycle@lewisham.gov.uk.

Avoid using unlicensed waste carriers

If you are using a private waste collector to dispose of your household waste, it is your responsibility to check they have a license. If you dispose of your rubbish using an unlicensed waste collector, you could face a £400 fine.

You can check that any waste carrier you use is registered by using the Environment Agency’s online search facility.

Signing up to the Cleaner Lewisham pledge

Working together, we want to create a Cleaner Lewisham. We have created a pledge that businesses and community groups can sign up to. Businesses and community groups can decide their own pledges to help keep the borough tidy and we will work together to support the work that you are doing. To find out more, or to pledge, please contact us at cleanerlewisham@lewisham.gov.uk.

Please note this email address should not be used to report fly-tipping or other street cleaning issues. These should be reported through the Cleaner Lewisham - Love Clean Streets website.

Litter Picking - Do's and Don't's

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