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Windsor Grove scrapyard

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 .

For details see:  https://www.gov.uk/guidance/waste#planning-for-londons-waste

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Have your say on the future of rubbish collection

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.

https://www.lambeth.gov.uk/consultations/have-your-say-on-lambeths-draft-waste-management-strategy?medium=email&source=GovDelivery

Or email wastestrategy@lambeth.gov.uk

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New bins for recycling

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

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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: 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.

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New Business on Norwood High Street

Trevor of Bits & Pieces

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.

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