ID needed to use Recycling Centre

wp_20160807_13_20_07_richFrom Saturday 1st October use of the Recycling Centre in Vale St SE27 9PA  will be limited to Lambeth residents.

The Centre costs the council £286k per year to run & dispose of the recycling materials.  The disposal cost for wood is £70 per tonne and £37 per tonne for green garden waste.

Its estimated that at least 20% of the current users of the Recycling Centre are not Lambeth residents and that nearly 10% of are commercial traders.

From 1st October 2016 only residents able to produce ID with a Lambeth address, eg a council tax bill or driving licence, will be permitted to use the Recycling Centre.

A wide range of items can be recycled at Vale Street including  metal, wood, textiles, batteries, fridges, electrical items, light bulbs . For details see:

The Recycling Centre is open 8am to 5pm weekends and 7.30am to 4.30pm Mondays, Thursdays & Fridays. Its closed on Tuesdays & Wednesdays.


Filed under Environment, Lambeth Council, West Norwood

3 responses to “ID needed to use Recycling Centre

  1. Stig

    What a load of rubbish! I live on the Lambeth / Croydon border, the tip is about a quarter of the distance as the Croydon one but they want me to drive the extra miles? Great for the environment and congestion. Lol

  2. stuart lloyd

    The disposal cost for wood is £70 per tonne and £37 per tonne for green garden waste. Wood can be used as fuel and garden waste turned in to compost. I think some auditing needs to be done on those numbers. They should be working out how the facility can make money then invite people from other boroughs to use it.

  3. Carlene Johnson

    What if you live on the border of west Norwood and upper norwood se19. Can I bring ID?

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