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Waste collection services update

All services are currently operating normally, although unusually high levels of waste have resulted in some collections being slightly delayed.

  • communal Services (refuse and recycling) are generally operating normally, but high volumes of waste have meant that small numbers of collections may be carried into the following day
  • refuse & recycling kerbside services (green and blue bins) are operating as normal and collecting on the usual scheduled dates
  • organic waste collections (brown food and garden waste bins) are operating as normal and collecting on the usual scheduled dates


The use of some temporary crews has resulted in a higher level of missed collections than usual over the last 1 to 2 weeks.  Please report a missed collection on the reporting a missed collection page if your collection has not been completed by the end of the working day when it was due (ie after 4pm).

Timed collections

Walworth Road timed collections scheme

The council started a timed waste collection scheme in Walworth Road and nearby roads on 1 February 2016.

This scheme helps us work with businesses and residents in and around Walworth Road to make it a cleaner and more pleasant place for everyone.

We know many businesses and flats don't have enough space to store their rubbish, meaning sacks of waste are often left on the pavement at all different times of day. The timed waste collection scheme is designed to provide two time slots every day when waste is permitted to be left out on the pavement and then collected. This means that for up to 20 hours of the day, there would be no waste on the pavement.

The times permitted for leaving waste out on the pavement and arranging for it to be collected are as follows:

 

Put waste out

Timed Collection

Morning

Between 8am and 9am

Between 9am and 10am

Afternoon

Between 6.30pm and 7.30pm

Between 7.30pm and 8.30pm

The streets where the timed collection scheme operates are both sides of:

  • Walworth Road
  • Camberwell Road from j/w Walworth Road to j/w Albany Road
  • Arnside Street from j/w Walworth Road to no.10
  • Westmoreland Road, from j/w Walworth Road to no.21
  • Beckford Place All
  • John Ruskin Street, from j/w Walworth Road to no.19
  • Gateway from j/w Walworth Road to gated end
  • Carter Place from j/w Walworth Road first 50 metres

Householders

Household waste will be collected by the council. Household waste bins on the pavement in the streets listed above will be removed as part of this scheme as they will no longer be required.

You can recycle your waste using clear recycling sacks. You can find out more about our recycling collection services and other supplies of clear recycling sacks.

Businesses

Businesses in the timed collection scheme area need to comply with the times for putting waste out for collection and arranging for it to be collected as set out in the table above. Businesses will need to have a contract in place with a commercial waste collection service provider that is able to collect at the required times or arrange for their waste to be collected directly from premises at other times.

Under the scheme it is no longer be permitted for trade waste bins to be stored permanently on the pavement, so if trade waste bins cannot be stored on businesses’ own premises they must be removed.

Related documents

Page last updated: 04 December 2019

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