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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. 

Business waste

We offer a competitively priced, reliable and flexible commercial waste service and recycling collection and food waste services to businesses across Southwark.

Plus, because we're local, we can be flexible and amend contracts to suit your business needs.

Disposing of your business waste comes with significant obligations and penalties for businesses. We are also able to reduce our carbon footprint due to having our own waste disposal site within our borough.

You can be confident that when Southwark Council takes care of your commercial waste, we look after your obligations and that the process is carried out efficiently and legally with no risk to you or your business.

Contact the team for a price

Get in contact to find out how our reliable and competitively priced waste services can benefit your business.

Call us on 020 7525 2627or email us at (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm) and we'll be happy to discuss your business waste requirements.

Page last updated: 24 January 2020

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