If you are a resident of the borough, you can use the reuse and recycling centre at Landmann Way in New Cross to dispose of bulky items and garden waste.
Who can use the centre
Only residents of the Lewisham borough are entitled to use the facility. This means you will need to bring ID when you visit the site.
Acceptable forms of ID
You will need to show proof of identity and proof of address to use the recycling centre. You must bring original documents, electronic proof of address is not accepted.
Documents that provide both proof of ID and proof of address:
- a current photo driving licence
- current blue badge parking permit current blue badge parking permit
Alternatively you can bring a proof of identity and proof of address:
Proof of identity:
Proof of address:
gas, electricity or telephone bill, no more than four months old
water bill, no more than 12 months old
bank/credit card/ building society statement, no more than four months old
current council rent book or council tenancy agreement
council tax bill, less than 12 months old
- housing association tenancy agreement or housing association rent book.
No other form of address or identity will be accepted.
1 April–30 September opening hours
|Sunday to Friday (last vans 6.30pm and last cars 6.50pm)
|Saturday (last vans 11.30am and last cars 11.50am)
|Bank holidays (last vans 6.30pm and last cars 6.50pm)
1 October–31 March opening hours
|Sunday to Friday (last vans 3.30pm and last cars 3.50pm)
|Saturday (last vans 11.30am and last cars 11.50am)
||8am–12 noon |
|Bank holidays (last vans 3.30pm and last cars 3.50pm)
Please note that the site is extremely busy on weekends, especially on Saturdays, as the centre closes at 12 noon.
On Saturdays, cars with seats that are down or removed may not be allowed in after 11.30am, dependent on the size of load. You may be required to complete a non-trade declaration form. This does not apply to cars transporting loads with their car seats up.
What you can recycle
You can recycle the following items at the reuse and recycling centre:
||used cooking oil|
||all light bulbs
||garden waste and wood|
||fridges and freezers|
|cans and tins
||bulky household items |
|paper and card
||TVs and monitors
We will count and record the number of TVs, monitors, fridges and freezers deposited, and you may be asked to complete a form. Please ensure all fridge and freezer units are cleared of food.
We cannot accept the following items:
- car tyres
- soil and stones
- window frames
- sacks of general DIY waste
- kitchen units
- concrete fence posts
- water tanks
We do not accept DIY waste and rubble as it is classified as construction and demolition waste. We also do not accept trade waste, including waste removed by a private contractor on behalf of a resident.
To dispose of DIY waste, rubble, soil and stones you might consider hiring a skip or hippo bags, or contacting a licensed waste carrier.
We can only remove items from your vehicle if you make a request for assistance.
Residents are not permitted to park their vehicles outside of the site and walk items in as this may cause congestion outside the site and pose a significant health and safety risk.
Vehicles with inappropriate loads will be rejected.
All vehicles may be subject to inspection of their load prior to admission to the centre and throughout unloading.
Vans that have a combination of unacceptable and acceptable loads, e.g. DIY waste and green waste, will be rejected.
Vans are allowed in four times per financial year regardless of place of origin. All vehicles will be monitored and enforcement action taken if the number of visits is abused.
Residents who hire a van and drive it themselves will be allowed on to site.
No trailers allowed or open backed vehicles are allowed.
No commercial vehicles are permitted to use the site, other than authorised contractors, where the centre may be closed for a period for health and safety reasons.
'Man and van' vehicles are not allowed on site, even if hired by a resident. Any waste transported in this matter is classed as trade waste, because it is being dealt with on a hire and reward basis.
If a resident hires a man and van they are advised that they will no longer be able to bring that waste into the centre and the waste carrier is responsible, along with the resident, to ensure the waste is disposed of properly.
All items should be pre-sorted for ease of convenience for disposal and speed of traffic flow.
For full information please download the document that is at the bottom of this page.
Hazardous waste collection
The City of London provides a hazardous household waste collection service to help you safely dispose of asbestos and boxed chemicals including paint.
If you want to arrange a collection or would like more information regarding this service please visit the City of London's website or call them on 020 7332 3433.
Reuse and recycling centres in neighbouring boroughs
You can use the reuse and recycling centres in Bexley and Bromley, although there is a fixed charge for every visit by non-residents.
In Bexley, you will be charged £10 per visit.
In Bromley, you will be charged £3 per visit for household waste. Soil, brick, DIY, rubble and construction waste may be accepted for a fee according to weight. Currently, the minimum charge is £21 and vehicles will need to use the weighbridge for an exact price.
Please check their websites for up-to-date information.
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