Lewisham Council - Street cleaning and maintenance

Keeping our streets clean

​Our five town centres, Lewisham, Sydenham, Forest Hill, Catford and New Cross are swept daily Monday to Sunday. Smaller shopping area roads are swept daily Monday to Saturday. We will endeavour to sweep all residential roads within the borough once a week, however this cannot be guaranteed.

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Report street cleaning problems starting from a map or on your mobile using one of the websites or apps below:

Don't want to use a map? Use the forms below.

Street litter bins

We look after the 2,000 street litter bins in the borough. We empty bins every weekday. In town centres they are emptied two or three times a day seven days a week.

Sweeping on Lewisham Homes estates

As of 1 April 2016, all road sweeping on Lewisham Homes estates is the    responsibility of Lewisham Homes, not Lewisham Council. To log a complaint about sweeping, please call 0800 028 2028 and select option 5. Visit the Lewisham Homes website to find out more.

Problems with pavements and roads

Tell us about problems with flooding, ice, potholes and loose paving. Report it online in the Roads section.


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