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Green waste collection points service starts soon

For all the green fingered residents amongst you, the Council are starting up their green waste satellite collection points soon. The scheme officially starts on Saturday 24th March 2012 and finishes the last Sunday in November, which is the 25th November.

Grass clippings and shrubbery welcome                                © Simon Howden

The green waste collection points are in the usual places, which are,

  • Riddons Roadjunction withMayeswood Road
  • Girton Roadcar park, Sydenham
  • Laurence House car park, Catford
  • Kitto Road, outside The Hill Station, Telegraph Hill

Please remember that plant material should be no bigger than 4 inches in diameter (logs, large branches etc.). The green waste can be brought in plastic sacks or preferably reusable bags.

The things that we don’t want you to bring along are,

  • Kitchen waste (food waste, peelings etc.)
  • Soil
  • Turf,
  • Stones, rocks, bricks etc.
  • Japanese Knotweed

Proof of address and ID must be shown to enable you to use the service and we don’t accept any trade waste or trailers and open back vehicles. We would also take action against anyone caught flytipping at these sites.

For further information about the Reuse and Recycling Centre,Landmann Way, New Cross or the Council’s garden waste kerbside service, please contact EnviroCall on 020 8314 7171.

photo: Simon Howden


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Green Flag Community Awards – 2012

This year the Borough has added to its Community Green Flag Awards, from 2 to 3. Grow Mayow joined Devonshire Road & Grove Park Nature Reserve in being awarded this accolade. Next year we are planning to win 5 as the Sydenham Garden Project and The Friends of Albion Millennium Green have agreed to work in collaboration with Green Scene to prepare their applications. We are certain that they will both achieve a high score for this Award as their site and work is truly inspirational.