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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.
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. 

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.

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.