Lambeth Council extends Veolia contract until 2021 for waste services

We collect recycling and rubbish from over 130,000 households each week.

There are over 130 different languages spoken in the borough, with Yoruba and Portuguese being the two most popular after English. The borough incorporates parts of the world famous South Bank and the London Eye.

In Lambeth we are currently recycling 31% of our waste. Thank you for recycling! Veolia are working continually with Lambeth Council to increase this figure.

In Lambeth we have strong links with the local community groups and organisations. We are proud to support organisations such as Sports Fusion, Community Freshview and Friends of Windmill Gardens.


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Refuse and Recycling


Depending on the type of property they live in, residents can either use their green recycling bin or clear bags to recycle items such as paper, card, plastics, glass and metals. For full information on what can and can't be recycled, please follow the link to the Lambeth Council Website.

Items that cannot be recycled should be placed out for collection in securely tied black sacks.

We also provide a weekly food waste collection and a weekly chargeable garden waste collection.


Street Cleansing

We are responsible for keeping all of the streets in Lambeth clean and tidy. We are also responsible for the emptying of on-street litter bins, gully cleaning, fly-tip removal and the removal of drug paraphernalia. We also have a team dedicated to the cleaning of the markets in the borough.


Special Events


We manage the Freshview and Street Champion schemes in Lambeth. Both schemes empower local residents to play a greater role in the upkeep of their local area. Freshview works with residents to make their local area a nicer place to live in. Activities include brightening up green spaces, giving a facelift to disused areas of land and using reclaimed wood to build the planters that have become synonymous with Lambeth's residential street corners.

The Street Champion scheme supports residents to be an active voice on their street and engage with their neighbours. This can range from welcoming new residents to their street, encouraging people to recycle and putting up posters to encourage positive environmental behaviour.



Veolia and Transport for London Case Study (1.66 MB)