Recycle for Lewisham

A blog written for residents of Lewisham

August Bank Holiday Collections


Over the August Bank Holiday weekend changes will be made to the collections of refuse and recycling. Generally most collections will be a day behind so please ensure that you have you bins out at the boundary of your property ready to be collected. With the garden waste bins, please ensure they are out on the street on the pavement so that our crews can see that they need collecting. Full details of the changes can be found in the table below.

Thank you for leaving bins at the edge

Refuse and Recycling collection arrangement during the Easter an

6 thoughts on “August Bank Holiday Collections

  1. There is an orphaned black bin that lives outside my house. I put a note on it to ask if it belonged to anyone but no one has claimed it. How do I arrange to get it taken away? The pavement is cluttered enough without extra bins.
    I have been clicking round the website for about half an hour trying to find some way of contacting Refuse collection by e-mail or phone, but there are no details anywhere – this is the only means of contacting you that I have found.

    • You can contact the call centre on 020 8314 7171 and they should be able to arrange to have the bin taken away.

      • We have received our food waste bin and kitchen caddy. My wife has no use for the kitchen caddy. Should we put it in the green recycling bin or the grey/black general waste bin, or might the Council collect it to give to somebody who WOULD use it?

      • Hello,
        This is a brand new bin so please don’t throw this in either bin as it will be resource that is just wasted. Are you able to contact the call centre on 0208 314 7171 and give them the details so that we can arrange the collection of it. Thanks

      • As requested by Recycleboy I called 020 8314 7171, and was told that I should not have called the number, but should e-mail

        Can you please arrange to collect our unwanted kitchen food waste caddy?

        By the way, Recycleboy says that cling film cannot be recycled but the Lewisham Council Web Site says it can. Who do I believe?

        I see that cellophane can be recycled, but apparently not the peel-off seals under the plastic lids of yogurt pots. Is that correct?

        Is it definite that bubble wrap cannot be recycled?

        Butter wrappers that seem to be a layer of paper and a layer of foil – is it correct that these cannot be recycled?

        Likewise the peel-off seals from inside the lids of plastic milk bottles?

        And empty blister packs made of plastic and foil?

        Kind regards,


        Martin Wilkinson 15 Wells Park Road LONDON SE26 6JQ

        020 8699 1629 Home 07814 297 869 Mobile

  2. Great step to contribute for a green future.

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