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:  http://tinyurl.com/chnuypy  Find out more about Landmann Way and the Council’s garden waste kerbside service: http://tinyurl.com/c9yntmd

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 recycle@lewisham.gov.uk to register for a free composting lesson.


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Green waste collection points service starts soon

For all the green fingered residents amongst you, the Council are starting up their green waste satellite collection points soon. The scheme officially starts on Saturday 24th March 2012 and finishes the last Sunday in November, which is the 25th November.

Grass clippings and shrubbery welcome                                © Simon Howden

The green waste collection points are in the usual places, which are,

  • Riddons Roadjunction withMayeswood Road
  • Girton Roadcar park, Sydenham
  • Laurence House car park, Catford
  • Kitto Road, outside The Hill Station, Telegraph Hill

Please remember that plant material should be no bigger than 4 inches in diameter (logs, large branches etc.). The 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

Proof of address and ID must be shown to enable you to use the service and we don’t accept any trade waste or trailers and open back vehicles. We would also take action against anyone caught flytipping at these sites.

For further information about the Reuse and Recycling Centre,Landmann Way, New Cross or the Council’s garden waste kerbside service, please contact EnviroCall on 020 8314 7171.

photo: Simon Howden