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Some good news! Up till now, residents of South Camberwell have had to go to the Walworth Road or Peckham to find a Southwark Mobile Recycling Centre. It’s a journey that’s a little off-putting if you have bulky items to dispose of (or want to buy a compost bin) and are using public transport. Now the Mobile Recycling Centre is coming within walking distance – to Dog Kennel Hill. Full details below.

Meanwhile,  ‘normal’ household recycling services still need to be improved across Southwark … better information, reliable collections, food waste composting on estates. But more on that in another post!

Mobile Recycling Centre

Every first Wednesday from October to December, the Mobile Recycling Centre will be parked up outside Sainsbury’s Dog Kennel Hill between 10am and 1pm:

Wed 7 October
Wed 4 November
Wed 2 December

The Mobile Recycling Centre is a service, funded by the London Waste and Recycling Board, to make it easier for residents to recycle materials that cannot be collected as part of a normal household recycling collection and accepts the following items:

Textiles and shoes
Small electrical appliances
Wood and timber
Metal
Cardboard
CDs/DVDs
Printer cartridges
Batteries
Lightbulbs of any kind

These items are then brought to Southwark’s Integrated Waste Management Facility where they are then sent to reprocessors for recycling.

It also dispenses biodegradable garden waste sacks, clear recycling sacks and sells subsidised compost bins and soil conditioner.

The Mobile Recycling Centre does not accept household recycling or general waste.

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