Learn more about Waste Disposal in South East London
Public waste disposal in South East London includes both the local councils (Royal Borough of Greenwich Council, Lewisham Council and Southwark London Borough Council) as well as South London’s waste authority the South London Waste Partnership.
Lewisham has a recycling and reuse centre on Landmann Way run by the council that requires a photo ID and proof of address as it is only open to residents. There is also a nearby waste disposal centre in the borough of Greenwich on Newman Way, and a recycling centre on Devon Street in Southwark. All of these require a proof of residence and a form of ID, with the Southwark recycling centre requiring a permit before you arrive at the site. None of these sites accept mixed waste and other substances such as hazardous waste. This could be a possible reason for the South East having one of the highest rates of waste ending up in landfill in London at around 500,000 tonnes.
It is statistics like these that have driven us here at Wayst to endeavour to prevent this number from rising any further. We work to improve the Waste industry and make the waste journey more sustainable. At Wayst, we are working closely with our trusted waste disposal partners in this region to responsibly dispose of your mixed waste and other materials so that it does not end up in the wrong hands. Unfortunately, fly tipping incidents still occur within the region, with around 4,359 fly tipping penalties being handed out each year. With the environment as our central focus at Wayst, we facilitate the collection of all types of rubbish by only partnering with professional and registered waste disposal companies.