Bromley Council has announced that changes will be made to waste collection days as it looks to “deliver greater efficiency and reliability of the service”.
As part of the changes, which are due to be rolled out in September, alongside a change in collection days, Beckenham residents will be able to recycle batteries, small electrical items and textiles, including clothing as part of their door to door recycling services.
According to Bromley Council, details about the new services and collection days will be outlined to residents directly in the coming months.
The changes are part of the council’s efforts to move towards sending virtually zero waste to landfill. Although Bromley, has one of the highest recycling rates in London, it is still looking to improve its current performance, say the council.
Weekly food waste collections with every other week collections of paper and non-recyclable refuse one week, and plastic, glass and tins the next, will also continue.
Councillor William Huntington-Thresher, executive councillor for environment and community services, said:
“Changing collection days is a major undertaking and we are pleased to introduce more extensive edge of curtilage recycling options and at the same time deliver an even more reliable collection service in our partnership with both residents and Veolia to recycle as much as possible.
We, along with Veolia, our waste services contractor, will be doing our utmost to make sure this transition goes smoothly.
“Although we are moving to virtually zero landfill waste, recycling as much as we can remains the most cost effective and best option for the environment and I am delighted that we will soon be able to offer improved recycling services.
“In light of the interest about where our nation’s recycling materials end up, Bromley residents can be assured that Veolia’s processes for transporting and treating recyclables are transparent and they only work with accredited and audited sites.”
Information about the council’s recycling services is available by visiting www.bromley.gov.uk/wastenews