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What you can bring to our reuse and recycling centre

Find out what you can and can't bring to our reuse and recycling centre on Landmann Way.

The centre is now a co-mingle site. All recyclables go in one container and will be separated off site.

What you can recycle

You can recycle:

✓ aerosols
✓ mirrors
✓ CDs and DVDs
✓ cartons
✓ furniture (reuse first)
✓ tools
✓ glass
✓ textiles
✓ scrap metal
cans and tins
paper and card
✓ electrical items (small and large)
✓ all light bulbs
✓ plastic bottles, trays and tubs
✓ hard plastics
✓ car batteries and household batteries
✓ TVs and monitors
✓ used cooking oil
✓ garden waste (garden pruning, dead plants, grass cuttings, and small tree branches
✓ plant pots and garden ornaments
✓ fridges and freezers (domestic only)
✓ garden table and chairs
✓ gas bottles
✓ sofas (reuse first)
✓ books (reuse first)
✓ mattresses
✓ wood, MDF and chipboard (such as wooden furniture/toys).

Make sure any fridges and freezers are empty. Please see our garden waste collection service for an easy and convenient way to dispose of your garden waste.

What you can't recycle

We cannot accept:

bathroom suites
❌ concrete fence posts
❌ general DIY* waste
❌ hardcore
❌ kitchen units
❌ landlord waste
paint and solvents
❌ pallets
❌ plasterboards
❌ rubble
❌ soil and stones
❌ toilets
❌ trade waste, including waste removed by a private contractor for a resident.
❌ water tanks
❌ window frames
❌ worktops

This is not an exhaustive list.

Waste is accepted at the site manager's discretion. We reserve the right to refuse entry to the site if we believe that unreasonable use is taking place or trade/business waste is being disposed of.

*DIY waste

We do not accept DIY waste. DIY waste is items created from the construction, demolition, alteration or repair of a home or garden. For example decking, sinks, radiators, fence panels, bags of soil, slabs and bricks.

To dispose of DIY waste, rubble, soil or stones you can hire a skip or Hippo bags, or contact a licensed waste carrier.

Hazardous waste collection

Household chemicals, paints and solvents are not accepted onsite. The City of London provide a free hazardous household waste collection service, including paint and asbestos for Lewisham residents. For advice or to book a collection visit the City of London's website or call 020 7332 3433.