Recycling, rubbish and waste news

Household recycling sites reorganised to give more appointments

Published on Friday, 10 July 2020

Changes to the government’s social distancing rules have enabled capacity and increased appointments at both the household waste and recycling centres. Both the Waldo Road and the Churchfields Road sites are being re-organised accordingly. The sites will still see cleaning of surfaces and social distancing reminders for residents’ well-being.

  • Temporary re-opening of green garden waste sites at weekends in May

    Published on Monday, 4 May 2020

    The council is pleased to advise residents that a limited number of green garden waste sites will be open for the remaining weekends in May.

  • Churchfields and Waldo Road to reopen by appointment only

    Published on Saturday, 2 May 2020

    A booking system to enable both household waste and recycling centres to re-open is to be trialled

  • Large style containers improve efficiency and help congestion

    Published on Friday, 21 June 2019

    To help ease queuing times and the associated congestion, larger waste containers have been installed at Waldo Road reuse and recycling centre.

  • Waste collection day changes will help improve the service

    Published on Wednesday, 19 June 2019

    Changes to waste collection days to deliver greater efficiency and reliability of the service alongside an improved recycling service will go ahead this autumn.

  • Environment contracts awarded

    Published on Wednesday, 13 March 2019

    A series of essential environment focussed contracts delivering frontline services have been agreed for an initial eight year period, with the agreements being the largest value contract ever awarded by the council.

  • Food for Thought - disposing of food waste each week is best

    Published on Tuesday, 27 November 2018

    Residents are being encouraged to use the council’s weekly food waste collection service as the easiest and most efficient way to dispose of unwanted food waste.

  • Waste4fuel clearance complete

    Published on Friday, 17 November 2017

    Clearance of waste from the former Waste4Fuel site is being completed.

  • Waste4fuel clearance underway

    Published on Monday, 2 October 2017

    Clearance of waste from the former Waste4Fuel site is once again underway following further funding being received from the government.

  • Rubbish removal begins at Waste4Fuel site

    Published on Tuesday, 1 November 2016

    The first truck containing approximately 15 tonnes of waste left the former Waste4Fuel site in St Mary Cray today.

  • Waste4fuel land deal complete

    Published on Monday, 19 September 2016

    A land deal which will finally allow work to remove the rubbish mountain on the former Waste4fuel site in Orpington to begin, has now been successfully completed.

  • Waste4fuel land deal approved by the Executive

    Published on Friday, 2 September 2016

    Clearance of the rubbish mountain on the former Waste4fuel site in Orpington moved a step closer today as the council’s Executive formally agreed a land deal.

  • Waste4fuel land deal breakthrough

    Published on Tuesday, 30 August 2016

    A land deal has been agreed in principle which will finally enable clearance of the rubbish mountain on the former Waste4fuel site in Orpington to begin.