Waste collection services have all resumed across Wandsworth, albeit on a reduced schedule in some cases.

Bulky waste bookings and collection services resumed today (May 26).

To maintain social distancing, the council will only collect bulky items from outside your home where you normally put your rubbish/recycling – i.e. just inside your property boundary.

Collections from inside homes will not be available.

Garden waste collections have now restarted. However, as the crews are dealing with higher volumes than usual, the council said in some areas garden waste collections are running up to a day late.

Residents are asked to put garden waste out at the same time as other rubbish but note that it may be collected later in a separate collection, on the same day or the next day.

Garden waste should be put out at property boundary and be clearly visible.

The Smugglers Way Household Waste and Recycling Centre is back up to its usual weekday opening hours, with the full range of recycling services.

Western Riverside Waste Authority continue to restrict access by number plate registration, as high demand is expected this week. Visit the website before travelling.

Advice for residents

  • Try to minimise the amount of rubbish, recycling and food waste you produce, as there is currently increased pressure on our services.
  • Here are some tips on how and what you can compost, along with discounted rates on composters.
  • If you’re self-isolating and feeling ill, put any potentially infected items like used tissues or cleaning cloths into separate plastic bags and double-bag them. These bags should then be put aside for at least 72 hours before they are put in external bins, with your general rubbish. Please do not put infected waste, or face masks, in with your recycling. If using a street litter bin you must ensure tissues are securely bagged up.
  • Continue to wash your hands regularly, maintaining good hygiene when handling your rubbish and recycling and keeping your distance when the workers are doing their collections.