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Rubbish and recycling

Find out your collection day, where to take your old appliances and what to do with your garden waste.
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Please check that your details are correct before booking (correct address and email) as otherwise it could mean the service or order you have requested will be delayed.

Lewisham is in National lockdown: Stay at home restrictions

Find out about the COVID-19 restrictions.

Recycling bins

If you have booked for a bin or bag delivery on our website, received a reference number and have not received your bin, we would like to apologise for the delay.

We have unfortunately had a high percentage of staff off with COVID-19 or who are isolating. We are prioritising refuse collections at this time.

As soon as we have more staff available we will resume delivering booked requests.

Disposing of your household waste if you are ill

How to deal with your rubbish if you are self-isolating or have COVID-19.

Reuse and recycling centre during the COVID-19 pandemic

Information about the reuse and recycling centre on Landmann Way in New Cross, including who can use the centre, how to book, when it is open and what you can recycle.

Christmas recycling

Find out where to drop your real Christmas trees and what to do with other Christmas items

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.

Large items

Find out how to get ride of large items, such as fridges and mattresses.

More about waste and recycling

Find out more about recycling in Lewisham

What you can recycle

​Find out what you can recycle and where to recycle things that can’t go in your recycling bin.

Garden waste collection service

You can get regular garden waste collections from your kerbside.

Clinical, hazardous and business waste

How to dispose of clinical and hazardous waste, and how we deal with business waste and recycling in the borough.

Where your rubbish and recycling goes

Find out what happens to your rubbish and recycling after it is collected.

Changes to rubbish and recycling collections

Find out about the changes to rubbish and recycling collections that were introduced from October 2017.

Results of the recycling consultation

Read the findings of our consultation on the barriers to disposing of waste, run from 18 February–8 April 2019.

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