Household waste and recycling centre (HWRRCs) in Beach Road, Deptford and Campfield Household Waste and Recycling Centre (LDRC) are closed following successful social distancing arrangements. The decision was made due to the significant amount of uncollected waste onsite and a lack of commercial waste and recycling space. It is hoped that the move will increase traffic to the centre and improve the overall image of the area. With the closure of these two prominent establishments, it is expected that demand for the local waste and recycling centre will rise. An increasing number of local residents are expected to make use of the facilities offered.
The facilities include a waste and recycling centre, a garden waste and recycling centre and an off-site loading ramp. All of the services are fully automated and can be scheduled for different times throughout the week. Household waste and recycling collection is made possible by collecting all commercial waste and curbside waste from businesses and homes. All refuse is deposited into secure containers and transported to the Waste Management Site (WMS). The off-site loading ramp is used for transporting garden waste and rubbish, both from properties owned by the council. This facility is also used for picking up non-broken items that have been dumped.
The majority of household waste and recycling comes from properties owned by the council. These include buildings and contents that were empty at the time of the abandonment. Many properties, if not abandoned, are still inhabited and in need of repair. A representative from the council will visit the premises to dispose of any household waste and recycling. Prior to the removal of waste and recycling from the premises, it is often stored in covered bags or lockable bins. Bins and bins will need to be collected before the waste can be disposed of.
Tipping rates are charged at the waste and recycling centre. These rates are based on the volume of waste that will be disposed of over a period of time and can range between one and five per cent. Any excess will be charged at a higher rate. The tiniest of tips can add up to a considerable sum over time.
Businesses may also contact the waste and recycling centre for advice on how to best deal with household waste and recycling. Some companies will have special arrangements with local businesses where they can store their waste for a short while after they have been debris collected. This allows them to have an empty container in their premises for collection every day. Other companies do not have these arrangements but will supply staff that will open every day to give advice and explain what they require.
Location & Timings
The location of the waste and recycling centre is important. The most convenient locations are on high streets and high floors in town centres. If you live in flats or blocks this may not be practical. It should be located in the centre of a city, town or village as opposed to on a country street or road. Some places will not allow you to place your container outside your premises, such as church yards or allotment sites.
The closing times at the waste and recycling centers vary on a regular basis. Most centres operate on weekdays, Monday to Saturday, and on statutory holidays. Holiday opening hours vary between Easter, thanksgiving, Christmas and Hanukkah. Weekends are traditionally the busiest, so if you are looking for a place to collect your waste and recycling from a country site, you should plan your pick up and drop off time during the week.
Some waste and recycling facilities provide their customers with the option to use specially designed containers that can hold both paper and plastic, allowing you to separate the two. This can reduce odours and also minimise damage to the environment by making it easier for you to recycle or send items back. This facility is also useful if you want to dispose of metallic items that could be damaging to the environment. For example, paint tins, cans and bottles, asbestos and iron fragments, metal scrap and jewellery can all be safely disposed of in these containers.