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messageSouthwark Recycling Centre - is it open?
Posted by dimjim79 May 02, 12:31PM

Hi, I've heard conflicting reports of the recycling centre either being open or closed. I know it has been closed but does anyone know if it has reopened?

messageRe: Southwark Recycling Centre - is it open?
Posted by KidKruger May 02, 01:28PM

Closed

messageRe: Southwark Recycling Centre - is it open?
Posted by malumbu May 02, 01:34PM

All local ones closed - Lambeth, Lewisham. No news on reopening. [www.bbc.co.uk]

I expect many of us have quite a lot of rubbish to dispose of.

messageRe: Southwark Recycling Centre - is it open?
Posted by Renata Hamvas May 02, 01:53PM

closed

messageRe: Southwark Recycling Centre - is it open?
Posted by malumbu May 02, 03:21PM

In deed

More importantly when may it open?

messageRe: Southwark Recycling Centre - is it open?
Posted by edcam May 02, 05:12PM

When itís deemed safe, obvs.

malumbu Wrote:
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> In deed
>
> More importantly when may it open?

messageRe: Southwark Recycling Centre - is it open?
Posted by malumbu May 02, 08:27PM

Not really sure of the point of your post EDCAM. Some of the local authorities are opening their tips with appropriate safeguards. 'safe' is a relative term. Please don't post unless you have something useful to say. All my posts are of course extremely valuable, and I have been presented with many community awards. I am the peoples' poet.

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messageRe: Southwark Recycling Centre - is it open?
Posted by KidKruger May 03, 10:15AM

"All hail the Malumubu word merchant !"



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit was may 03, 10:15am by KidKruger.

messageRe: Southwark Recycling Centre - is it open?
Posted by Clutterqueen May 07, 11:43PM

I think it opens on the 14th but don't quote me on that.

messageRe: Southwark Recycling Centre - is it open?
Posted by AylwardS May 08, 04:19PM

It reopens on 14 May.[www.southwark.gov.uk]?

It should only be used if you can't store the item at home. A free permit will need to be applied for in advance. Full details on the website.

messageRe: Southwark Recycling Centre - is it open?
Posted by Renata Hamvas May 14, 02:58PM

The Reuse and Recycling Centre is now open, to aid with social distancing,all residents need to obtain a permit from the Southwark Council website before they can visit. Please click on the link for more details :

[www.southwark.gov.uk]

Thank you
Renata

messageRe: Southwark Recycling Centre - is it open?
Posted by first mate May 19, 06:55AM

Southwark council does not seem to be replying to email requests for a permit?!

messageRe: Southwark Recycling Centre - is it open?
Posted by Renata Hamvas May 19, 08:44AM

Hi First Mate, did you submit a form via the on-line link above? Once you submit a form you should get a confirmation via email. Renata

messageRe: Southwark Recycling Centre - is it open?
Posted by lameduck May 19, 08:49AM

if you go online southwark recycling devon road, you fill small form in, giving vehicle number plate, what items you intend to bring, and print off permit.
then you get an hour slot, in about 10 days.
Plus you need ID to prove you reside in borough

messageRe: Southwark Recycling Centre - is it open?
Posted by Rockets May 19, 12:28PM

I went online and got a slot last week and went today and it was very smooth - in and out in no time at all - three separate checks by staff on they way in, all very efficient and well run.

messageRe: Southwark Recycling Centre - is it open?
Posted by KidKruger May 19, 02:52PM

Rockets what are the checks ?
usually I take ID and proof of address, as requested, plus I guess you'll need the permit - anything else ?

messageRe: Southwark Recycling Centre - is it open?
Posted by Rockets May 19, 05:25PM

You need to download and print your permit and put that and a recent utility bill on your dashboard - you also need a photocard driving licence. As you drive towards the recycling centre there is an initial holding point before the roundabout where you stop and they check your number plate, look at your permit and utility bill through the windscreen and then they look at your driving licence through the (closed) car window. If you are early for your time slot you then wait there but I was within the time slot so was waved through. As you enter the facility they stop you again, check your number plate against their records and then radio ahead and wave you through. At the top of the ramp they stop you again to tell you which bay to go to. The bays are bigger than usual and each bay has easy access to the different categories of waste so you don't have to go near anyone.

messageRe: Southwark Recycling Centre - is it open?
Posted by first mate May 19, 08:39PM

Thanks Rockets, very useful info. Thanks too to Renata for her reply.

messageRe: Southwark Recycling Centre - is it open?
Posted by KidKruger May 19, 11:48PM

Cheers Rockets

messageRe: Southwark Recycling Centre - is it open?
Posted by keano77 May 20, 12:09AM

Rockets Wrote:
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> You need to download and print your permit and put
> that and a recent utility bill on your dashboard -
> you also need a photocard driving licence. As you
> drive towards the recycling centre there is an
> initial holding point before the roundabout where
> you stop and they check your number plate, look at
> your permit and utility bill through the
> windscreen and then they look at your driving
> licence through the (closed) car window. If you
> are early for your time slot you then wait there
> but I was within the time slot so was waved
> through. As you enter the facility they stop you
> again, check your number plate against their
> records and then radio ahead and wave you through.
> At the top of the ramp they stop you again to tell
> you which bay to go to. The bays are bigger than
> usual and each bay has easy access to the
> different categories of waste so you don't have to
> go near anyone.

What a load of nonsense. Iíve visited communist countries that were easier to get into.

The place is as big as an aircraft hangar. Get a grip Southwark.



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messageRe: Southwark Recycling Centre - is it open?
Posted by KidKruger May 22, 06:16PM

Au Contraire keano77. Not nonsense at all.
It is well organised and sequenced, with plenty space between cars (about 4 at a time allowed in there I reckon).
They have doubled-up on the sections for dumping household waste, garden waste, etc. so that each visitor has a choice of two possible sections to use, to help achieve distancing between visitors.
Good for them for figuring a regime that keeps the dump open whilst supporting distancing.

messageRe: Southwark Recycling Centre - is it open?
Posted by keano77 May 22, 09:42PM

Call me old fashioned but Permits, identity cards and checkpoints are not my idea of a free society, especially at a tip.

Could be worse I suppose. Iím waiting for the directive where you can only take what you can fit on the back of a bicycle.

messageRe: Southwark Recycling Centre - is it open?
Posted by KidKruger May 23, 09:02AM

Don't harbour dark thoughts.
It's just some controls in place to ensure residents are spread out through the day, able to maintain distance on the site, site workers are protected while the service is kept available for Southwark.

messageRe: Southwark Recycling Centre - is it open?
Posted by keano77 May 23, 12:16PM

Iím sure you are correct KK and itís been done with the best of intentions.

It's the ...Ējust some controls in place...Ē that we need to keep an eye on as we enter the brave new world.

messageRe: Southwark Recycling Centre - is it open?
Posted by KidKruger May 23, 12:19PM

ha ha - that's my words anyway so you'll be needing to keep an eye on me then !
Which is fine, cos I'm harmless.

messageRe: Southwark Recycling Centre - is it open?
Posted by Pugwash May 23, 03:17PM

I have great difficulty in finding a Utility Bill issued within 3 months in my name as most of them appear in hubby's name. He is a non driver. Many of our bills only issued 6 monthly and others are via email. Will they accept a bank statement instead of a utility?

messageRe: Southwark Recycling Centre - is it open?
Posted by KidKruger May 23, 04:13PM

I think if you have proof of ID (driving licence/passport) and proof of address you'll be fine.
Yesterday they only asked to see my ID, they recognised car reg from their records based on permit issued (they know who to expect within each hour).
Just take hubby with you if possible (and his ID/bills/bank statement) ?

messageRe: Southwark Recycling Centre - is it open?
Posted by sandyman May 23, 08:27PM

I had a slot booked today at 1pm but when i went to print out the permit this morning it said "page not known".

Was going to try my luck without permit but decided that all things considered not worth the risks. Kid Kruger's post suggests I'd have been ok as i had the other proof of id/address.

messageRe: Southwark Recycling Centre - is it open?
Posted by KidKruger May 23, 08:31PM

not sure what this means sandyman.
After applying for permit, you get an email confirming the details of the permit (address, car reg no, list of item types you're dumping, allot time slot) - there is an option to print the permit, but you can just show the phone to people at the dump.
I wasn't even asked for mine, the chaps at roundabout before dump saw my car reg and knew who I was - likewise inside the dump, they knew from my car reg what I was dumping and advised me what to dump in which bin.

messageRe: Southwark Recycling Centre - is it open?attachment
Posted by sandyman May 23, 08:50PM

i could see the main info required was in the confirmation email but maybe i was being too much of a stickler for the rules so I clicked on where it said "print permit PDF" and the screenshot of the page that came up is attached.

i thought i could probably show them the email on phone and it would be fine, but didn't want to load up the car and arrive and encounter someone who wouldn't let me drop of rubbish without proper printout - the confirmation emails don't actually have names on it.



KidKruger Wrote:
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> not sure what this means sandyman.
> After applying for permit, you get an email
> confirming the details of the permit (address, car
> reg no, list of item types you're dumping, allot
> time slot) - there is an option to print the
> permit, but you can just show the phone to people
> at the dump.
> I wasn't even asked for mine, the chaps at
> roundabout before dump saw my car reg and knew who
> I was - likewise inside the dump, they knew from
> my car reg what I was dumping and advised me what
> to dump in which bin.



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