Measure introduced to reduce length of queues at recycling centre
Smuggler's Way Recycling Centre
From Monday, 22 March residents who wish to use the Western Riverside Waste Authority’s Smugglers Way Household Waste and Recycling Centre in a car, or on a motorcycle, must have booked a slot before they arrive at the Centre.
You don’t need to book if you’re on foot or bicycle.
The booking system goes live on Monday, 15 March for a six month trial which aims to reduce problems with queueing in the area around the centre particularly on weekends and Bank Holidays.
By controlling the times the Centre is used, staff believe they can redistribute visits which will reduce the peak usage, thereby decreasing queues and lessening the impact on the local community.
The booking system will also ensure that usage of the Centre is limited to only residents of the four London Boroughs who use the site, a potential saving to council tax payers of over £100,000 per year.
The centres serve residents of five local councils - Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea, Lambeth, Wandsworth and Westminster.
Only the driver is permitted to leave the vehicle – if you have a passenger with you to help you, you have to inform a Recycling Advisor first, before they leave the vehicle.
It will be possible for those that are not online to make a telephone booking by contacting Wandsworth Council on 020 8871 8558 but this number will not be available until 15 March.
In the meantime, if you have any queries in the period leading up to 15 March, you can contact WRWA on 020 8871 2788.
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March 5, 2021