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messageOld Kent Road Recycling centre is now accepting cardboard!attachment
Posted by Ginnie October 15, 07:42PM

I was so pleased to go to the Old Kent Road Recycling centre and find that they now have a big section for cardboard. Thank you to the clever person/people who made this happen!



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messageRe: Old Kent Road Recycling centre wont accept cardboard
Posted by kford October 15, 07:58PM

Ginnie Wrote:
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> Does anyone know why the Southwark recycling
> centre on the Old Kent Road is not accepting any
> of the regular materials that go in your blue
> recycling bins? I took a car full of cardboard
> there and was told that it had to go in the
> household waste section. I dont understand the
> logic of this when there is so much extra
> cardboard around to be recycled due to all the
> home deliveries being made.

The recycling truck has always taken our oversize cardboard waste, if left next to the blue bin

messageRe: Old Kent Road Recycling centre wont accept cardboard
Posted by rjsmall October 16, 09:18AM

We have had them take large cardboard that was placed next to the blue bin in the past. This week I had placed some cardboard (folded and flat) against the blue bin and it was just left so it may depend upon the mood of the bin men.

messageRe: Old Kent Road Recycling centre wont accept cardboard
Posted by KidKruger October 16, 09:53AM

my bin men collect nothing not inside the bin. They will discard anything stacked against/on top of the bin, however neatly and obvious for collection, into my front garden. Not a given !

messageRe: Old Kent Road Recycling centre wont accept cardboard
Posted by DulwichFox October 16, 10:11AM

It does seem to depend on the individual collector.
I have seen waste collectors put separate large cardboard pieces in the truck with no problem

Foxy

messageRe: Old Kent Road Recycling centre wont accept cardboard
Posted by monkeyspanner October 16, 10:22AM

We have the same experience as RJ and KidK - I wondered if it's some covid rule?

messageRe: Old Kent Road Recycling centre wont accept cardboard
Posted by Sue October 16, 02:21PM

monkeyspanner Wrote:
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> We have the same experience as RJ and KidK - I
> wondered if it's some covid rule?


That would make sense, though surely they have to handle the bins which will have been touched by others?

messageRe: Old Kent Road Recycling centre is now accepting cardboard!
Posted by worldwiser October 18, 08:11AM

I've been going to the OKR Recycling centre for 10 years and there's always been a cardboard section there. In fact it's the first one you come to!

messageRe: Old Kent Road Recycling centre is now accepting cardboard!
Posted by Rockets October 18, 08:44AM

I think the cardboard section at the OKR site had been removed during Covid to allow for social distancing between the bays. The first time I went there during Covid (incidentally because the council stopped collecting recycling that was not in the blue bin - they had done previously) I was surprised there was no longer a cardboard section but glad to read it is back.

messageRe: Old Kent Road Recycling centre wont accept cardboard
Posted by Clutterqueen Yesterday, 10:45PM

rjsmall Wrote:
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> We have had them take large cardboard that was
> placed next to the blue bin in the past. This week
> I had placed some cardboard (folded and flat)
> against the blue bin and it was just left so it
> may depend upon the mood of the bin men.

Or the mood of the bin women! A few weeks ago we had a new bin woman collecting on the street.

For the first time in ages I left out a small cardboard box against my recycling bin and watched as she just looked at it and left it.


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