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Rubbish Removal in Lewisham

Rainbow Rubbish Removals is a London waste collection company, covering most areas across the city. We offer quick, hassle-free, and eco-conscious waste removal services.

From managing household rubbish and green waste to office clearances, we handle it all. Our services are adaptable to your schedule, including evenings, weekends, and school holidays.

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Our rubbish removal services in Lewisham

How our Lewisham rubbish removal services work

Step 1: Contact our team

The first step is to contact our team and request a quote for your rubbish removal. Either give us a call, send us an email, or fill out the form on this page. We’ll aim to get back to you within 24 hours.

Step 2: Provide the details

Provide us with details of the rubbish you need us to remove. The more details you provide, the more accurate our quote will be. 

We recommend that you send a photo (or multiple photos) of the rubbish that needs removing, accompanied by written descriptions of the photos. We will then estimate the size, volume and weight of the waste in order to provide you with a quote.

Step 3: Schedule an appointment

Once you’re happy with your personalised quote, it’s time to schedule your appointment. We are available seven days a week, even in school holidays. 

If it’s same-day rubbish removal in London you’re looking for, we can help—just make sure you give us a call before 10am.

Step 4: Clearance

You’ve booked in your waste collection, all that’s left to do is make sure we have access to the site, and we’ll take care of the rest. Our team of friendly professionals will collect, load and clear your waste, you won’t need to lift a finger. 

Step 5: Recycling

We will take care of recycling or disposing of your waste. 

Items will be categorised by condition and materials and wherever possible, they will be taken to second-hand or charity shops, or suitable recycling centres to be reused, repurposed or recycled.

How do we get rid of your waste?

At Rainbow Rubbish Removals, we are committed to responsible waste management. We dispose of waste at certified centres and opt for recycling and reusing wherever feasible. 

Once we’ve collected your waste, it will be dealt with in the most eco-friendly manner possible. Items that are in good enough condition will be taken to local charities or second hand shops, recyclable waste will be delivered to recycling centres, and all remaining waste will be taken to suitable disposal sites. 

How much does rubbish removal cost in Lewisham?

Upon receiving your inquiry, we’ll create a personalised quote to suit your needs. For a rough estimate of the cost of rubbish removal in Lewisham, we’ve included some information in the table below.

Load Loading time Price (Excl. VAT)
Minimum load 10 minutes £50
Flexible load 20 minutes £80-120
Most popular load 40 minutes £130-150
Medium load 50 minutes £220-260
Large load 60 minutes £280 - 320

Where can you get rid of your waste in Lewisham?

In Lewisham, there are a few options for responsible waste disposal. Firstly, Lewisham Council Waste Collection serves all residents, however there are specific guidelines around which waste types and volumes are accepted. For waste beyond council collection, local recycling centres, also facilitated by the council, accept recyclables like paper, glass, metal, and certain plastics.

Private rubbish removal companies in Lewisham handle larger or specialised items, offering increased flexibility, tailored pricing, and efficient collection methods.

Consider donating usable items to local charities or second-hand shops, reducing waste while supporting the community.

Recycling banks in Lewisham

Reuse and Recycling Centre
Civic Amenities Site
Landmann Way
SE14 5RS

Local charities that accept bulky donations:


Questions and answers about rubbish removal in Lewisham

Certainly! Rainbow Rubbish Removals offers regular rubbish removal in Lewisham. Just sort your household waste into recyclables, reusable goods, bulky items, and hazardous waste. Our dedicated team will efficiently gather your categorised waste and responsibly manage its disposal, donation, or recycling.

Yes — contact us before 10am and we will aim to get your rubbish cleared the same day.

We collect various items for disposal, including:

  • General household clearance
  • Appliances
  • Furniture
  • Kitchens
  • Pianos
  • Bikes
  • Carpets
  • Cardboard (recycling)
  • Bulky waste
  • Office waste
  • Sheds
  • Decking
  • IT equipment
  • Computers
  • Televisions
  • Garages
  • Schools
  • Lofts
  • Builder’s rubbish and construction site waste

If your items are not on this list, please get in touch as we may still be able to help. 

As of 2023, Lewisham Council has provided the following price indicators:

  • Mattresses (any size): £14 each
  • Up to four household items (such as carpet, chairs, beds or sofas): £41
  • Fridges or freezers: £60 (American-style or double door fridges or freezers cannot be collected)

Please note that Lewisham Council will only collect waste on certain collection days. Items must be left outside the house and will not be collected from inside the property.

Household recycling centres in Lewisham accept:

  • aerosols
  • mirrors
  • CDs and DVDs
  • furniture including sofas, mattresses and wardrobes
  • tools
  • glass
  • textiles
  • scrap metal, cans and tins
  • paper, cardboard and cartons
  • electrical items (small and large)
  • plastic including hard plastics, bottles, trays and tubs
  • car batteries and household batteries
  • TVs and monitors
  • used cooking oil 
  • garden waste
  • wood

For a full list of items accepted by recycling centres in Lewisham, please see here.

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