Free compost bins will be given away by Southwark-based recycling firm Veolia.
Five bins will be given away every day for the week of May 8-14.
They will be free to pick up first-come-first-served from at the Reuse and Recycling Centre off Old Kent Road.
More than 30 per cent of the average household’s waste can be composted; including items like eggshells, egg boxes, hair, coffee granules, tea bags, rotten fruit, vegetable scraps, and shredded paper. Composting also helps to significantly reduce carbon emissions.
Residents are required to bring proof of residency and photo identification with them when they make their collection.