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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.

There are a number of public recycling banks in Lewisham. They're available for use by all residents, and are emptied weekly. They must not be used for commercial or business waste.

Please don't leave items next to the banks - it's classed as fly-tipping and could result in a fine. If the bin is full, please contact 0207 476 2888.

You can also scan the QR code on the bank to help you find the nearest alternative bin.

Textile recycling banks

You can recycle clothes, shoes and fabric materials at textile banks across the borough. Please ensure items are clean and dry. Secure shoes by tying them together.

  • Reuse and Recycling Centre, Landmann Way, SE14 5RS
  • Grove Street – off Evelyn Street, Deptford, SE8 3QG
  • St James / New Cross Road, New Cross, SE14
  • Brookmill Road, Opp Lind Rd, SE8 4JE
  • St Norbert Road / Turnham Road Opp Shops, SE4 2HH
  • Laurence House lorry park, Canadian Avenue, SE6 4SR
  • Forster Park Whitefoot Lane, opposite Haddington Rd, BR1 5RQ
  • Beckenham Hill Rd at entrance Beckenham Place Park, SE6 3PU
  • Longbridge Way off Lewisham High Street, SE13 6NJ
  • Clarendon Rise, off Lee High Road, SE13
  • Wood Vale outside the block of flats at 270/332 Wood Vale, SE23 3DZ
  • Sydenham Hill / Lammas Green, SE26 6LT
  • Sydenham Road / Porthcawe Road junction, SE26 5SL
  • Eltham Road / Leyland Road junction, SE12 8SS
  • Lee train station, Burnt Ash Hill, SE12 OAD
  • Blackheath Grove (by Blackheath Post Office), SE3 0AU
  • Turnham Road, opposite the shops, SE4 2HH
What can go in the textile recycle bank
  • clothes
  • shoes (tied together)
  • handbags
  • towels
  • bed sheets
What can't go in the textile recycle bank
  • duvets and quilts
  • pillows and cushions
  • sleeping bags
  • carpets
  • electrical blankets

Get the most out of your clothes

Visit the Love Your Clothes website for advice on buying long-lasting clothes, upcycling, and repairing your own clothes. You can also find out more about donating your clothes and textile waste.

Small electrical and electronic equipment recycling banks

At these sites, you can recycle any item that's powered by a plug or batteries, including cables and leads.

However, the maximum item size we can accept is 28cm by 23cm. Anything larger can be recycled at our Reuse and Recycling Centre at Landmann Way or by booking a bulky waste collection.

Please don't leave items next to the banks - it's classed as fly tipping and could result in a fine. If the bin is full, please contact 0207 476 2888.

You can also scan the QR code on the bank to help you find the nearest alternative bin.

  • junction of Sydenham Road and Porthcawe Road, SE26 5SF
  • junction of Leyland Road and Eltham Road, SE12 8DU
  • Leyland Road/Eltham Road, SE12 8SS
  • St Norberts Road/Turnham Road, SE4 2HH
  • 36 Sydenham Hill, SE26 6SL
  • Randlesdown Rd opposite Franthorne Way (next to textile banks), SE6 3BT
  • under Lee Bridge Station, Burnt Ash Hill, SE12 OJE
  • Grove Street – off Evelyn Street, Deptford, SE8 3QG
  • New Cross Rd corner with St James’s (next to textile bank), SE14 6AF
  • Longbridge Way, junction with Lewisham High Street, SE13 6NH
  • Blackheath Grove by post office (next to textile banks),SE3 0AU
  • Brookmill Rd - next to textile banks (near bus stop SV), SE8 4HU
  • Wood Vale outside the block of flats at 270/332 Wood Vale (opposite side), SE23 3DZ
  • Winslade Estate – Sharratt Street outside Scotney Hall, SE15 1PL
  • Tanner's Hill Estate, Tanners Hill corner with Heston St (on pavement), SE8 4EF
  • Laurence House, rear carpark off Canadian Avenue (next to textile banks), SE6 4RU
  • Brockley Rd junction with Brockley Cross (near rail bridge), SE4 2AA
  • outside Crofton Park Library, SE4 2AG

Devices such as laptops, tablets and smart phones can be donated to Catbytes (whether they work or not). Catbytes will repair them and redistribute them to local people in need.

What can go in the small electrical banks
  • kettles and toasters
  • hairdryers and straighteners
  • small power tools
  • radios
  • irons
  • cables
  • computers, keyboards, and mobile phones
What can't go in the small electrical banks
  • large electrical items
  • batteries
  • light bulbs
  • vapes