Timed rubbish and recycling collections

There are timed collection areas in 5 of our town centres – Brixton, West Norwood, Streatham, Waterloo and Clapham.

About timed collections

If your home or business is in one of these areas:

  • your waste can only be put out between certain times
  • you cannot put your bin on public land
  • you must use sacks if your waste is collected from the street

We have these timed collections to:

  • keep the main shopping areas free of rubbish for most of the day
  • reduce the amount of illegally dumped waste
  • make a cleaner, safer environment for people living, working and shopping in our town centres

Timed collections affect all homes and businesses, whether their waste is collected by Lambeth Council or another registered waste management company.

Check if you're in a timed collection area

To check if you're in one of our timed areas:

  • see the maps on the 5 town centre pages
  • look for signs on your street