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Household Reuse and Recycling Centres partially reopen for essential visits

May 13, 2020

Household Reuse and Recycling Centres (HRRCs) across the South London Waste Partnership region (Croydon, Kingston, Merton and Sutton) have partially reopened from today (Wednesday 13 May 2020) to allow residents to make essential visits.

Temporary restrictions and conditions are in place at each of the HRRCs; it’s important that residents check their local council website before planning a visit to their local site: Read more


Statement: Continuing closure of Household Reuse and Recycling Centres

May 1, 2020

The six Household Reuse and Recycling Centres (HRRCs) across the South London Waste Partnership (SLWP) region have been closed since late March 2020 following clear government guidelines that restricted all non-essential travel in order to slow the spread of coronavirus. 

The SLWP boroughs (Croydon, Kingston, Merton and Sutton) took the decision that trips to the centres could not be deemed ’essential’, particularly as kerbside collection services of general waste, recycling, food waste and garden waste have continued without any significant disruption. This is a view that was supported by feedback from the Police and the vast majority of local authorities (across the country around 90% of HRRCs were closed and in London not a single site remained open). Read more


Residents encouraged to help fight food waste and eat sustainably

October 14, 2019

As part of a week of activity across London, the South London Waste Partnership boroughs (Croydon, Kingston, Merton and Sutton) will be hosting a series of ‘Give Food Waste a Fright’ pop-up events this week:

  • Tuesday 15 October (11am-4pm) – Surrey Street Market, Croydon
  • Wednesday 16 October (11am-4pm) – Sutton High Street
  • Thursday 17 October (11am – 4pm) – Kingston Market Place
  • Friday 18 October (11am-4pm) – Wimbledon Piazza

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What’s the link between a cow and your recycling service?

September 26, 2019

What’s the link between a cow and your recycling service? How is food waste used to generate electricity? How is your mixed recycling (plastics, glass, cans and cartons) sorted into separate piles? Where is your paper and card taken and what’s it turned into? 

Residents living in the four south London boroughs of Croydon, Kingston, Merton and Sutton can have these and many more recycling-related questions answered by watching a short film launched this week (Recycle Week 2019) by the South London Waste Partnership. Read more


Fire at Beddington Lane Waste Transfer Station – impact on recycling and rubbish collections 

July 11, 2019

A fire was reported this morning at 10.23am at the Beddington Lane (Sutton) waste management site operated by Viridor.  The site is where all of the non-recyclable household rubbish and a significant amount of household recycling from the four South London Waste Partnership boroughs (Croydon, Kingston, Merton and Sutton) is sent for storage and/or treatment. Read more


Beddington Farmlands Open Day: 20 June 2019

June 10, 2019

Local residents have the opportunity to get to know the Beddington Farmlands a little better this month by joining a guided tour on Thursday 20 June 2019. Read more


Beddington Energy Recovery Facility is not permitted to receive or treat radioactive waste

May 9, 2019

The South London Waste Partnership (SLWP) wishes to reassure local people by clearly and categorically stating that the Beddington Energy Recovery Facility (ERF) is not permitted to receive or treat radioactive waste; nor will it ever be permitted to treat such waste in the future. Read more


The 15 steps from waste to energy explained

April 8, 2019

New educational website reveals how the Beddington Energy Recovery Facility turns waste into energy   

A new website reveals how non-recyclable (‘black bag’) waste collected from c.370,000 homes across the London boroughs of Croydon, Kingston, Merton and Sutton is safely and efficiently turned into energy for homes and businesses.   Read more


Less waste and more recycling – official Defra figures bring positive news for SLWP boroughs

December 14, 2018

Official figures published by Defra this week show that residents across the South London Waste Partnership (SLWP) region are producing less waste and recycling more than they were last year. Read more


Clampdown on illegal use of Kingston and Sutton waste and recycling sites

November 19, 2018

New van and large vehicle scheme at Villiers Road and
Kimpton Park Way sites will deter irresponsible traders

Kingston and Sutton councils will be piloting a new van and large vehicle scheme at their Household Reuse and Recycling Centres (HRRCs) from next month, aimed at preventing the illegal use of the sites by rogue traders. Read more