COVID-19 rapid testing (if you don’t have symptoms)

If you can’t work from home or you’re a key worker you can now book a rapid COVID-19 test if you don’t have symptoms.


Keep Southwark Safe

Waste collection services update - impacts of COVID-19

  • most household collection services are operating on the normal collection dates, although a small number of recycling and organic waste collections may take place on the following day as crews catch up outstanding work.  Please wait until the day after your normal collection before reporting a missed collection
  • please help by making sure you put the right waste into the right bin.  Clean recyclable material must go into the recycling bin (please flatten large items to take up less space) but these bins cannot be used for general waste.  It will take longer than usual to clear contaminated recycling bins
  • the bulky waste collection service is currently suspended, but completion of overdue collections is expected to start in the week commencing 25 January 2021
  • the recycling centre remains open but you will need to book an appointment.  Please check our website for COVID-19 precautions that are in place

You can find out more details of impacts and changes to services on the waste collection services  update page. 

Abandoned bins

When to use the online form

You can use the online form to request removal of any waste and recycling containers that are no longer in use, and are an obstruction of the highway or footpath. Abandoned bins often attract litter and flytipping, and can cause nuisance to nearby residents and businesses.

When reporting an abandoned bin please provide information about the location, the type of bin, and whether it is overflowing or any other problems arising from it. We will investigate each complaint to see what action can be taken.  This might result in the bin being removed, or being returned to its user for storage on their premises.

Report abandoned bin 

Information about data collected via online forms.

Page last updated: 06 December 2019

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