Green garden waste weekend sites

Published Thursday, 18 March 2021

Residents and keen gardeners will find temporary green garden waste weekend sites will open earlier from the weekend of 27 March until 25 April 2021 with one site remaining open until the end of October.

The earlier opening of four green garden waste weekend collection sites is in recognition that residents may want to tidy their gardens in anticipation of the planned relaxation of lockdown rules allowing six people to meet in gardens. It may also assist residents to use these temporary sites instead of potentially queuing at Waldo Road and Churchfields Road to dispose of their green garden waste.

Councillor William Huntington-Thresher, Executive Councillor for Environment and Community Services said “The temporary green garden waste sites are open even earlier this year as we know people have been more involved in their gardens lately and many will want to spruce them up now. The temporary sites are strategically located around the borough so there’s bound to be one nearby that’s convenient.”

The temporary sites are open only from 27 March until 25 April on:

Saturdays 11am - 4pm

• Bromley: Norman Park, Hook Farm Road (off Bromley Common)

• Green Street Green: Salt Depot, Shire Lane Spur (off Sevenoaks Road)

Sundays 8am -12 noon

• Biggin Hill: Charles Darwin School, Jail Lane

• Beckenham: Unicorn Primary School car park (Creswell Drive off South Eden Park Road)

No green garden waste can be accepted outside these operating dates and times. Please note that sites are closely monitored and all fly tippers will be prosecuted.

Due to the pandemic and to help with social distancing measures, residents will be asked to remain in their vehicles while crews remove green garden waste from their cars.  Residents’ co-operation is appreciated at this difficult time. Just remember to bring your waste permit when you visit.

The Green St Green site remains open until October 30 while the Bromley, Beckenham, and Biggin Hill sites close after Saturday April 24 and Sunday 25.

Waldo Road and Churchfields Road reuse and recycling centres are open all year round for residents to dispose of their green garden waste.

However, residents’ may wish to join the green garden waste wheelie bin collection service, instead. For £60 annually, a 240 litre wheelie bin is provided for all green garden waste including grass cuttings, leaves, prunings and hedge trimmings. Collections are made from the members’ doorsteps every other week during the peak season of March to November then every month from December to February.

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A green garden waste sack collection service is also available, for £1.60 a sack, with stickers available for purchase either at libraries or by post. 


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