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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.
We are running slightly behind with waste collections due to COVID-19 related staff absence

We're working hard to collect rubbish and recycling collections on time during the pandemic. If we don’t collect your rubbish on your collection day, please leave your bin out and don’t report a missed collection – we’ll get to you as soon as possible. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Please note that there will be small changes to collection dates over the festive season. You can find out if your collection date is affected on our website.  

Thank you for your understanding and patience. We hope you have a safe and happy Christmas. 

A to Z of recycling

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

Festive season waste and recycling collection times 2021/2022

Find out whether your collection date will be different during the festive period.

Find your nearest Christmas tree recycling point

Real Christmas trees can be recycled for free at collection points across the borough.

Cleaner Lewisham

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

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 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.

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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