To prioritise delivery of key waste, recycling and street cleansing services in Lambeth, the bulky waste collection service will be suspended until further notice. Any bulky waste collections already confirmed will be honoured but unfortunately no new bookings can be taken. Please continue to dispose of your waste responsibly and keep all bulky waste at your home until we can resume a normal service or Vale Street and Smuggler’s Way Household Recycling Centres reopen. Please do not dump your waste as fly-tipping is illegal and you could face a fine of £400 or prosecution.
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Who can use this service
Most Lambeth residents, including private homeowners and private renters.
If you live in a council managed house and use a black wheelie bin for your rubbish you can use the bulky waste service.
If you live in a flat on a Lambeth Housing estate you will need to arrange your collection through your estate management office.
Items in good working condition can be donated to local charities like Emmaus, many of whom have home collection options. Alternatively, you can take your items to one of our Reuse and Recycling Centres at Vale Street, SE27 9PA and Smugglers Way, SW18 1JS.
Costs for this service
There is a charge for using Lambeth's bulky waste service:
- £16 each time you use the service for up to two separate items or two bags
- an additional £7.50 for each extra item collected.
Many bulky items can be disposed of for free at your nearest Reuse and recycling centre.
What you need to know...
If your item is suitable for reuse, you can arrange a collection through the Emmaus.
You can also take bulky waste to one of our Reuse and Recycling Centres.
We will collect...
- white goods and large electrical items - fridges, freezers, washing machines etc.
- bed frames
- small electrical items.
All white goods, metal items and televisions that we collect will be recycled.
We don't collect...
- clinical waste - get rid of healthcare waste
- hazardous waste - get rid of hazardous waste
- car parts
- garden waste
- rubble or building waste
- waste contained in heavy-duty builders bags
- very large or heavy items such as pianos, which cannot be safely lifted into the collection vehicle.
We'll advise you of your collection date when you book.
Prepare your items for collection:
- Securely tie together any loose items, such as wood, or put loose items in a heavy duty bag (each bag/bundle must weigh no more than 14 kilograms).
- Seal fridges and freezers shut so that children cannot get inside.
Please only present the items that you requested at the time you booked your collection. Any other items will not be collected.
Place your items for collection:
Please make sure you put all items out after 8pm the night before and before 6am on the day of collection.
Items that haven't been listed and paid for won't be taken. Collection can take place at any time during the day up until 6pm. If a collection isn't made on the day that it was booked please report a missed collection.
- If you have a front garden please place your items inside your front garden as close as possible to the boundary with the pavement and the entrance to the garden. If you don't have a front garden, please place your items on the pavement to the front of your property, without causing an obstruction. If you are unsure where to put your items, please call Lambeth Streetcare on 0207 926 9000 for further information.
- Place your items where your refuse is usually collected from. Please make sure that they do not block the shared bins as this may delay the collection of your general rubbish.