Lewisham Council will reduce bin collections to every two weeks this autumn.

Black rubbish bin collections will be fortnightly from October and the council will introduce a weekly food waste collection.

Lewisham Council have delivered the first of the 80,000 food bins to residents ahead of the launch.

Councillor Rachel Onikosi, Cabinet Member for the Public Realm, said: "Our new food waste service will make it easier for Lewisham residents to recycle more.

"In Lewisham 38 per cent of rubbish in black bins is food waste, but if residents recycle, compost or use our garden waste collection service only 11 per cent of their rubbish needs to go in the black bin.

"The new food waste service is another example of our determination to make Lewisham the best place to live, work and learn in London, despite the Government’s decision to cut funding for Lewisham Council by 63 per cent."

The following roads will not be affected by the changes.

Amersham Vale

Brockley Cross

Bromley Road odd numbers 1–29

Catford Hill odd numbers 11–51, even numbers 14–116

Deptford High Street

Eastdown Park number 11

Friendly Street

Havelock Walk

Hither Green Lane even numbers 106–220

Honor Oak Park odd numbers 25–63, even numbers 30–68

Lee High Road odd numbers 1–91, even numbers 2–162

Lewisham Way

Loampit Hill

Loampit Vale

Milton Court Road

Montpelier Vale

New Cross Road

Parkfield Road

Royal Parade

Rushey Green

Sandhurst Parade

Southvale Road

Tranquil Vale