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Lambeth fortnightly black bin collection: update

We reported previously on Lambeth Council's decision to start its fortnightly black bin rubbish collections from April 2024, in order to increase recycling rates in the borough. This Love Lambeth story advises that fortnightly collections have actually already started in part of our area.

Residents on some collection routes in Tulse Hill and West Dulwich have been notified in writing about the new arrangements which started on 5 February. Recycling collections, via green wheelie bins, and food waste bin collections, will remain weekly.

The first phase of the fortnightly collection covers 2,350 homes, 100 of which are big households that have been provided with bigger black bins to help them adapt.

The borough-wide rollout of fortnightly rubbish collection starts from 15 April 2024, and is part of Lambeth’s broader 2030 vision that is a net-zero compatible borough with reduce, re-use and recycle at its heart.