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.
Or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
More items can be recycled at Vale street Recycling Centre SE27 9PA – bring Lambeth address – id eg a bill or parking permit . There are other collection points across the borough – see https://www.lambeth.gov.uk/rubbish-and-recycling/recycling/a-to-z-of-what-to-do-with-your-waste
From 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: http://www.lambeth.gov.uk/places/lambeth-reuse-and-recycling-centre-vale-street
The Recycling Centre is open 8am to 5pm weekends and 7.30am to 4.30pm Mondays, Thursdays & Fridays. Its closed on Tuesdays & Wednesdays.
Trevor of Bits & Pieces
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.