Our consultation on changes to the way we collect waste and recycling from houses and flats in houses in Lewisham is now over and you can read the consultation results below. Thank you to all those who have responded.
At a meeting of Lewisham's Mayor and Cabinet on 10 February 2016 the report on the consultation was considered and agreed.
Why we have to change
We need to comply with new regulations that were introduced on 1 January 2015. To do this we must show our collection arrangements maximise the amount of paper, metal, plastic and glass that is recycled and improve its quality, taking into account technical, environmental and economic practicalities.
By 2020 we have to show that we are contributing to the national target to recycle, reuse or compost 50% of all our waste. If we do not do this then the Council is likely to face significant fines.