Refuse collection days are changing
Published: Thursday 29th March 12
Most residents across the borough will see their refuse and recycling days changing from next week.
The changes will come into effect from April 2 as the borough's entire refuse and recycling operation moves from six days a week to five.
Residents in Putney and Roehampton will see their collection days switching from Saturdays to Tuesdays. This means they will no longer have their Saturday mornings disturbed by pick-ups.
People who live in north Battersea will see their refuse and recycling collection days switching to Wednesdays. This will affect people living to the east of Trinity Road and the north of Battersea Rise.
People living to the south of Battersea Rise and the east of Wandsworth Common as far south as Balham High Road will see their collection day change to Fridays.
Homes in Southfields to the east of Wimbledon Park Road will see their collection days change from Fridays to Tuesdays.
Residents living in other parts of Southfields, plus those in Earlsfield and Wandsworth Common will have their collections on Thursdays. This includes those who live in the Southfields "Grid" plus those who live in the "Toastrack" by Wandsworth Common.
Households in most parts of Tooting will see their collection days remaining unchanged on Mondays.
Residents are being strongly advised to confirm their new collection days on the council's website.
Other changes include the introduction of a new fleet of bin lorries with split compartments, which will allow a single vehicle to pick up both refuse and orange recycling sacks at the same time. This is designed to save money in operational costs, reduce traffic congestion and improve air quality levels.
There will also be changes to the way Orange recycling sacks are delivered to households. Residents will receive a supply of three rolls once a year instead of having one roll delivered four times a year. This is designed to cut delivery costs and reduce levels of wastage.
For more information about Wandsworth's waste and recycling services visit www.wandsworth.gov.uk/waste.