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COVID-19 Waste and recycling

Waste and Recycling

Today’s Update

We will remain in constant communication with our partners, Veolia and Viridor, to ensure the impact on recycling and waste, street cleaning and other key services is kept to a minimum. Any changes that we have to make to these services will be communicated via this webpage and on our social media channels, which will be updated regularly.

Residents should continue to use their recycling and rubbish collection services as normal with the following important exception:

Households that are self isolating should follow the government's 'Stay at home' advice which states:

  • Store personal waste, such as used tissues and disposable cleaning cloths, within disposable rubbish bags.

  • Place these bags into a second bag, tied securely and kept separate from other waste.

  • These bags should be put aside for at least 72 hours before being put in your usual external general waste bin.

  • Please do not take this waste to your local Household Reuse and Recycling Centre

Other household waste can be disposed of as normal.

Recycling and waste collections:

  • Currently services are operating with no significant disruption.

  • Collections of general waste and food waste are being prioritised.

  • Please note that disposable paper masks and gloves should not be put in your recycling bins - put them in your general waste bin and tie the bag securely.  

  • It is more important than ever to ensure that you do everything you can to minimise the amount of waste you produce, that recycling is clean, dry and properly sorted, and that rubbish bags are all securely tied to help prevent spills and protect our collection teams and the public. Thank you for your continued support.

Kimpton Park Way Household Reuse and Recycling Centre (‘the tip’):

  • The Household Reuse and Recycling Centre (HRRC) at Kimpton Park Way has reopened (from Wednesday 13 May 2020) - visits to the site are strictly by appointment only and must be booked in advance via the website.  

  • You can book a visit up to seven days in advance. New slots will be made available on a daily basis.  

  • Demand for HRRC booking slots is currently very high and places are limited. DO NOT travel to the HRRC if you don’t have a valid booking - you will not be granted access. Capacity at the site is being monitored and more booking slots will be made available if it is safe to do so, so please keep checking the website. 

  • Make sure you familiarise yourself with the temporary conditions and restrictions at the site before making your booking: read the new Reuse and Recycling Centre rules and pre-book a visit

  • These important changes will help the site run safely and in accordance with government guidelines designed to slow the spread of coronavirus.  

  • Only try to book a visit to the HRRC if it’s absolutely essential - Households should only take waste to the HRRC if it cannot be safely stored at home and no alternative disposal options are available. Our recycling, rubbish, garden waste and bulky waste collection services are all running - please try to use these to manage your waste instead of taking it to the HRRC.

Garden waste collection service (paid for):

  • The Garden Waste Collection Service is running as normal, with scheduled fortnightly collections taking place across the borough. 

  • Existing subscribers - If you’re an existing subscriber, please continue to present your bin(s) for collection on your collection day. For details about what can and can’t recycle using the service visit the Garden Waste Collections section of our website.  

  • New subscribers - new customer subscriptions are being accepted: for more details on how to subscribe, please visit the Garden Waste Collections section of our website.

Bulky waste collection service (paid-for):

Textile recycling:

Thank you for your donations, but we are unfortunately unable to empty all Council-run clothing/textile banks at this current time and they have been sealed off until further notice.This includes clothes/textile banks at the following locations:

  • Shotfield Car Park, Wallington
  • The Quadrant, Brighton Road, Sutton
  • Brandon Road off Crown Road, Sutton
  • Denmark Road Staff Car Park, Carhsalton
  • London Road Car Park Opposite Lord Nelson Pub, North Cheam
  • Stone Place Car Park, Worcester Park
  • Belmont Park, Belmont
  • Brunswick Road, Sutton
  • Cheam Library, Cheam
  • Civic Offices, Sutton
  • Hulverstone Close, Sutton
  • Mellows Park, Wallington
  • Radcliffe Gardens, Carshalton
  • Staines Avenue, North Cheam 

Please hold on to your items at home until the service returns to normal. Leaving textiles or any other items on the floor next to recycling banks will be treated as fly tipping.