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Our Lambeth Waste Collection Services

With a wide range of business sectors operating in Lambeth, the Bywaters team work around the clock to ensure that all of the borough’s different types of commercial waste are efficiently managed.

Fortunately, we’re well equipped to recycle all types of rubbish that different sectors might produce. We want to provide waste management solutions that work towards a sustainable future — our Green Gurus help businesses of all shapes and sizes to customise their waste strategies and protect our planet.

Lambeth Waste Disposal

Bywaters can sort a wide range of materials in Lambeth, such as cardboard, coffee cups, dry mixed items and confidential waste. We’re committed to sending zero waste to landfill, so will manage your waste sustainably, whatever the material.

Lambeth’s commercial waste will head to our Lea Riverside headquarters in Bow, East London. Here, we house the city’s largest indoor Materials Recovery Facility (MRF). Powered by solar energy, its state-of-the-art technology sorts mixed waste out into separate streams, which can then be sent off in bulk to be recycled.

Our other facility is based at Gateway Road and specialises in construction and demolition waste. If your business is going through refurbishment, for instance, we can help out with any bulky byproducts that are generated, like bricks and pipework. From here, these items are sent off for energy recovery or recycling. We can also provide a small tipping service for loads under 500kg.

Waste Collection

Our Lambeth waste collection service is powered by a sustainable fleet of either fully electric or ULEZ-compliant Euro 6 vehicles. These collections can be arranged at the most convenient time for your business, and we’ll transport your waste to one of our facilities for reuse, recycling or recovery.

In our bid to improve London’s business sustainability, we’ll deliver a range of recycling bins and containers to your business, tailored to your specific needs. Once we’ve collected your waste, your job is done — from here, we’ll recycle what we can and support your company in reducing its carbon footprint.

Lambeth Waste Statistics

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Over 2000 tonnes of material recycled annually

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Over 5000 tonnes of waste collected annually

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Over 12,500 collections a year

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Over 90 sites serviced seven days a week

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45 individual waste streams currently serviced 

Lambeth: A Short Guide

Lambeth is located in South London, spanning about seven miles just south of the river Thames. The borough includes many districts, such as Streatham, Clapham, Vauxhall and West Norwood, as well as its civic centre of Brixton. It’s flanked on its east side by the borough of Southwark, Wandsworth on the west, and Croydon to the south.

The History of Lambeth

Lambeth’s name has an early recording in 1062 as Lambehitha, meaning the “landing place for lambs”, and then as Lambeth in 1255. Until the late 1800s, it was considered part of Surrey, looking over the Thames opposite to the cities of London and Westminster.

With Greater London’s development and urban sprawl through the 19th and 20th centuries, the area shortly became the Metropolitan Borough of Lambeth. However, during the 1965 local government reform, the Streatham and Clapham parts of the Metropolitan Borough of Wandsworth were united with this area to create the London Borough of Lambeth.

Culture and Business

Lambeth is known for its vibrant community. Largely consisting of residential property, council data shows that the borough houses a population of 322,000. Of this population, there is a greater than average proportion of younger adults, with 40% aged 20-39 years old compared to the national average of 25%.

Lambeth is highly culturally diverse, with around 43% of its total population belonging to Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) groups, and over 150 languages spoken. The borough is also home to the highest relative gay or lesbian population in the UK, at around 10% — likely due to it containing the gay village of Vauxhall and the Clapham area.

Across the borough, approximately 10,700 businesses operate, with major sectors including financial services, healthcare, hospitality, and creative and digital industries. Areas like the South Bank towards central London are large business hubs, even on a global scale. The area is a popular tourist destination with plenty of attractions and hospitality ventures, but also hosts major employers like ITV and Shell.

Brixton is the hub for restaurants and nightlife in Lambeth, with a prolific independent food scene and large music venues like the O2 Academy. The district also boasts a number of street markets that operate daily. The Brixton Station Road Market is open seven days a week and features the largest Caribbean food market in Europe, as well as a farmers market on Sundays for fresh organic produce. Elsewhere, the Herne Hill Market offers jewellery, handmade crafts and community stalls.


The South Bank is a renowned tourist area, home to the Southbank Centre, SEA LIFE London, and The London Dungeon. Of course, the parade also features the most-visited paid tourist attraction in the UK, the London Eye — which draws in 3.5 million visitors annually.

Just nearby, visitors will find historical sites such as the Florence Nightingale Museum and  Lambeth Palace, the residence of the Archbishop of Canterbury. The arts also have a significant presence across the borough, with spots like the National Theatre and the Brixton Murals, painted by local artists following the 1981 Brixton riots.

Frequently Asked Questions

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We’re happy to collect and recycle whatever material your business produces, including glass, batteries, WEEE, hazardous items and construction waste. We’ll take care of your waste and help you to improve your recycling rates, protecting our environment as we go.

These vary by the noise restrictions in place and when we are visiting your location. Generally speaking, our service is 24/7 across London.

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