Recycle for Lewisham

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Lewisham Council’s garden waste satellite collection service ends on 25 November

The green waste collection points are located at:

  • Riddons Road junction with Mayeswood Road
  • Girton Road car park, Sydenham
  • Laurence House car park, Catford
  • Kitto Road, outside Hill Station Café (previously Café Orange), Telegraph Hill

Plant material should be no bigger than 4 inches in diameter (logs, large branches etc.) and green waste can be brought in plastic sacks or, preferably, reusable bags.

The things that we don’t want you to bring along are:

  • Kitchen waste (food waste, peelings etc.)
  • Soil
  • Turf
  • Stones, rocks, bricks etc.
  • Japanese Knotweed

November 25th is your final day for dropping off your green waste at our satellite sites.

Proof of address and ID must be shown to enable you to use the service and no trade waste, trailers or open back vehicles are accepted.

Councillor Susan Wise, Cabinet Member for Customer Services, said: “The satellite collection points have been a great success this year – thanks to all the residents who dropped off more than four hundred tonnes garden waste! Another great way to make sure your garden waste goes to good use is to start your own compost bin. Why not contact the Council for advice or to ask about attending a workshop.”

You can still dispose of garden waste for free throughout the year at the Reuse and Recycling Centre on Landmann Way, New Cross, SE14:  Find out more about Landmann Way and the Council’s garden waste kerbside service:

You can purchase 10 heavy-duty green garden waste sacks from the Council for £10 from your local library or through contacting CallPoint on 020 8314 7171. When a bag is full, you simply ring the number on the side of the bag and arrange a collection time with the Call Centre.

Why not take up the Council’s offer of a free compost bin and free composting lessons. The Council is doing this to reduce the amount of food and garden waste that gets thrown into black refuse bins. You are able to put a variety of things into your compost bin including grass cuttings, raw vegetable peelings, tea bags and coffee grounds.

Ring CallPoint on 020 8314 7171 to request a free composting bin. Email to register for a free composting lesson.