The waste in our bins is collected by Lambeth council and taken to Smugglers Wharf SW8 and processed for reuse, recycling or for turning into energy.
The next virtual tours ( on Zoom) of the plant at Smugglers Wharf are on Thursday 26th Nov at 1pm and Wednesday 2nd Dec at 6pm . This is a chance to see how our rubbish is processed and put to further use.
Southwark Metals are developing plans to modernise the derelict scrapyard at the bottom of Windsor Grove SE27 9NT off Norwood High Street and next door to the Royal Mail SE27 sorting office.
Before they submit a planning application Southwark Metals want to consult local people and are holding an exhibition next week at St Luke’s church SE27 0DT. All welcome to drop in and have a say on Monday 9th December 5pm to 8pm or Wednesday 11th December 11am to 3pm
Cllr Jackie Meldrum visited the Southwark Metals site, off Old Kent Road SE15, in the summer ( pictured) as they want to move their business to West Norwood. Old Kent Road is part of the A2 and the
Cllr Jackie Meldrum at Southwark Metals
main London to Dover road and much busier than West Norwood. So there are concerns about increased traffic accessing the proposed site for a metal recycling centre in Windsor Grove.
Waste sites, including scrapyards, are protected in London as there are so few of them and London’s waste keeps growing .
Lambeth is working on a plan to deal with our rubbish for the next 10 years. It’s about how to reduce, re-use and recycle more waste, tackle litter and fly-tipping. Dealing with waste in Lambeth costs £25m per year so it is a significant part of the council’s budget which is vital to maintaining a good and clean environment.
To have your say please look at the draft Waste Strategy and complete the survey on the website below before Monday 10th June.
New green wheelie bins for recycling rubbish will start to be delivered to Lambeth homes this month. Most people who currently use transparent plastic sacks for recycling will get a new green bin. A few households will continue to use transparent sacks – for example people living above a town centre shop. For more information see:https://www.lambeth.gov.uk/greenbins The new bins were piloted last year in the Herne Hill area.
The new bins will reduce rubbish on the streets and save the council nearly £1/2m a year.
Lambeth collects paper, card, glass, cans, plastic containers & tetra pak from the door step. The food waste collection will continue and the garden waste service for people who subscribe. Collections will remain weekly.
Trevor has recently opened a recycled retro furniture shop, Bits and Pieces, at 64 Norwood High Street SE27 9NW . Come along to browse and you might just find something special. Check out the multispout teapots!
Open 10am to 7pm weekdays and 9.30am to 4pm at weekends,. Phone 07951 039 860.