Lambeth Bulky Waste Collection & Rubbish Clearance
Rubbish Clearance & Bulky Waste Collection in Lambeth
The ultimate resource to Lambeth bulky waste collection and rubbish clearance. This guide covers how to dispose of any rubbish or bulky household junk that you may have laying around (eg. fridge, sofa, large appliance, builder waste, mattress, rubble).
If you live or work in the Brixton, Clapham, Gipsy Hill, Herne Hill, Kennington, Streatham, Stockwell, Vauxhall, Waterloo or West Norwood areas, this guide is for you! We discuss which solutions are the best value and the most eco-friendly.
Key sections are:
- Reuse options
- Lambeth Council bulky waste collection service
- Man & van rubbish clearance collectors, with examples and prices
- Skip hire providers, skip hire prices and local skip permit fees
- Tips/ HWRCs / civic amenity sites for Lambeth residents
- Interesting rubbish statistics for Lambeth council
- What is Bulky Waste?
- The Ultimate Guide to Bulky Waste Collection
- The Ultimate Guide to Skip Hire
- The Ultimate Guide to Rubbish Clearance
1. Reuse options in Lambeth
The most eco-friendly (and cheapest) way to dispose of something is to donate it for reuse. You can give stuff to an individual directly or to reuse charities (who then give it to someone in need or sell it and use the proceeds for their charitable cause). Remember, if you want to donate upholstered furniture to a charity, it requires a fire safety certificate.
Donate to a Person
Assuming a friend or relative doesn't want the item, the simplest way to donate is to list it on LoveJunk and tick the ‘reusable’ box. This notifies reusers based in or near Lambeth and, if someone wants it, they will send you an offer via our app to pick it up. The process is super easy and free.
Lambeth Reuse Charities
Here is a list of local Lambeth Reuse Charities in the Brixton, Clapham, Gipsy Hill, Herne Hill, Kennington, Streatham, Stockwell, Vauxhall, Waterloo and the West Norwood areas. These organisations collect quality furniture and large working appliances for free. Note that they are charities, so their response times and service levels may vary greatly.
|InUse ReUse||51 Lilford Rd, Vassal, London SE5 9HY|
|BHF||36 Acre Ln, London SW2 5SP|
|Emmaus||7-9 Knights Hill, Norwood, London SE27 0HS|
|Secondhand Office Furniture Co||438 Wandsworth Rd, Nine Elms, London SW8 3NA|
|Traid||2 Acre Ln, London SW2 5SG|
|Remar Furniture Store||243 Southwark Park Rd., London SE16 3TS|
|Save the Children||36 Clapham High St, London SW4 7UR|
|Wandsworth Oasis||45 Old Town, London SW4 0JL|
2. Lambeth council bulky item collection service
Lambeth council offers residents a collection service for bulky items. The service is not available to local businesses or tradespeople.
Cost of Lambeth council bulky waste collection service
Lambeth council charges:
- £31.78 to collect 1 - 3 items
- £52.28 for 4- 6 items
Other information about the council bulky service:
Response time: typical wait times are 2 - 3 weeks
Concessions: no concessions available
Appliances: they collect electrical items but not American style fridges
DIY/ home improvement waste: the service does not cover any DIY style, home improvement waste
Internal collections: not available, all waste must be placed outside the property in advance of the collection date.
Garden waste: no garden waste is collected
More details: full details of Lambeth's bulky waste collection service, including how to book, can be found here
3. Use a private licensed man & van waste collector
If you cannot donate your item and don’t wish to or cannot use the council bulky collection service, then you will probably need a licensed man & van rubbish collector.
Like the council service, a man and van waste contractor visits the property, loads up the junk, and takes it away for disposal. The main differences to the council's service are speed (private collectors can respond much faster), labour (they will collect from anywhere inside or outside the home), and type of waste (they can take all types including things like rubble and garden waste).
The cost of a private man and van collection depends on the type and amount of waste and when you need it removed. For lots of examples of man & van rubbish collections with prices, see the LoveJunk Price Gallery.
Find cheapest bulky waste collector in Lambeth
To easiest way to find the cheapest licensed man & van waste collector for your rubbish in Lambeth today is to use the LoveJunk waste removal and junk reuse marketplace. Just tap the green button below.
LoveJunk guarantees all collectors are properly licensed and insured and provide full details of where your waste ends up and how much avoids going landfill. That is why LoveJunk is recommended so widely by councils.
4. Example Lambeth man & van bulky waste collection prices
5. Skip hire in Lambeth
Another means of Lambeth rubbish clearance is skip hire. Unlike man & van collection, you need to load the skip and the price is fixed regardless of how much you fill it. Skip hire is generally much more expensive than using a man & van unless you have lots of very heavy, messy waste and you would like to contain it all in one place while undertaking a project. For more information on skip hire, read our Ultimate Guide to Skip Hire.
Local skip hire companies
Licensed skip hire companies that serve the Lambeth area:
|Lambeth Skip Hire|
|BK Skip Hire|
|REM Skip Hire|
Skip hire prices in Lambeth
Typical Lambeth skip hire prices (including VAT) for mixed general waste before adding any skip permit or parking bay suspension fees are:
Builder skip: 6 – 8 cubic yard skip @ £270 - £290
Maxi skip: 10 - 12 cubic yard skip @ £340 - £360
Skip Permits and Bay Suspensions
If you need to place your skip on the road, you will need a skip permit license and possibly a CPZ parking suspension. For more information, read our Guide to Skip Permits and Bay Suspensions.
Skip License Lambeth: £60 for 2 weeks
CPZ Bay Suspension: £43.38 per day
Here is a link to the council website for skip permits: https://beta.lambeth.gov.uk/form/apply-for-skip-licence
6. Tips & HWRCs in the Lambeth area
If you have a car, a very cheap way of Lambeth bulky waste collection is to dispose of your bulky waste at the local council tip. Council tips are only available to residents, not businesses.
Below is a map of council tips, household waste recycling centres and civic amenity sites in or near the Lambeth region.
Map of Lambeth tips
List of nearest household waste recycling centres for Lambeth residents:
- Lambeth reuse and recycling centre - SE27 9PA
- Opening hours: Monday 7.30am - 4.30pm, Tuesday and Wednesday it is closed, Thursday and Friday, 7.30am - 4.30pm, Saturday and Sunday, 8am - 5pm)
Useful additional info:
- Booking: You must book a time slot if you wish to visit by vehicle, bike or on foot
- Photo identification: You must bring proof that you live in Lambeth; full or provisional UK driving licence, utility bill, bank or building society statement, council tax bill or mortgage or benefit statement, all must be dated within last 3 months
- Help unloading: Site staff cannot help unless you have proof of a disability
- Vans: Vans and commercial vehicles will not be admitted, and are not allowed to unload outside the site
- Waste types not accepted: Rubbish that is for disposal
- Rules: This site is for reuse and recycling only. No children or pets allowed
7. Rubbish statistics for Lambeth
With busy, vibrant areas like Brixton, Clapham, Gipsy Hill, Herne Hill, Kennington, Streatham, Stockwell, and West Norwood making up the borough of Lambeth, we wanted to delve into the stats and see how clean and green these areas actually are! In 2021, there were 5040 reported instances of fly-tipping in Lambeth. That figure equates to 16 fly-tips per 1000 residents and 4 fly-tips per 100 households, based on a population of 321,813 and 122,100 households respectively. Great work, Lambeth! To see how Lambeth compares to other councils in London and the rest of the country, read our analysis of Fly-tipping in England and Fly-tipping in London.