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Recycle Week 2020: ‘Together we recycle – this year and every year’

September 24, 2020

Saying ‘thank you’ to residents for continuing to recycle as the world changed around us; that’s the theme of this year’s Recycle Week (21-27 September 2020). Read more


Update on waste treatment and landfill restoration activities at the Beddington site

August 20, 2020

Beddington Community Newsletter front cover

The latest edition of the Beddington Community Newsletter has been published and posted through the letterboxes of 16,000 homes in Beddington (Sutton) and surrounding areas.

The newsletter is produced by Viridor, who operate and manage the Beddington site.  Located in the borough of Sutton, close to the borders with Merton and Croydon, Beddington is a complex and fascinating site.  Until recently it was home to a landfill site which is where rubbish generated by households in the four boroughs of Croydon, Kingston, Merton and Sutton was sent.

The landfill has now been replaced by a state-of-the-art Energy Recovery Facility, located in one corner of the Beddington site, where rubbish is treated and used to generate electricity and low-carbon heating and hot water supplies. The landfill site itself is being restored into a network of wildlife-friendly habitats including wet grasslands and meadowland.

The newsletter is a must-read for any residents of Croydon, Kingston, Merton and Sutton who are interested in finding out more about what happens to their non-recyclable household rubbish and the Beddington site in general. It provides updates on:

  • Construction progress on the Beddington Energy Recovery Facility – including the on-site Education Centre
  • Details of the online Beddington ERF Virtual Visitor Centre
  • The importance of residents putting the right thing in the right bin – ensuring that materials that could be reused or recycled don’t end up at the ERF
  • The Beddington Community Benefit Fund, and how local community groups can apply for grants of up to £30,000
  • The restoration of the former landfill site

Download a copy of the Beddington Community Newsletter. (PDF file)

 

 


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

Read more


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