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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.
Delays to bin collections

As a result of national driver shortages and COVID-related absences, we are experiencing delays to a small number of bin collections.

Staff are working hard to collect your bins as soon as possible and collections will continue over the weekend. If your rubbish and/or recycling hasn't been collected on your usual collection day, please leave your bins out – we will get to you as soon as possible. There is no need to report a missed collection.

Thank you for your patience and to our frontline staff for their hard work in challenging times.

Gas canisters found in rubbish and recycling bins

A small number of nitrous oxide and other gas canisters have been found in rubbish and recycling bins during our collections. This is extremely dangerous and could result in an explosion – putting our waste crews and others at risk of serious harm.

You can dispose of gas canisters safely at the Landmann Way Recycling Centre in New Cross. Find out more about the Recycling Centre on our website.

A to Z of recycling

An A to Z to help you dispose of an item safely and sustainably.

Cleaner Lewisham

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

Residential Waste Collections

Find out about the changes to the refuse recycling and organic/garden waste collections during the Jubilee bank holiday.

Waste, recycling and the climate emergency

An explanation of the link between waste and the climate emergency, as well as a guide to reduce your impact and what we are doing to reduce waste.

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 in Landmann Way

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.

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.

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.

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