Battersea next for time banding
Published: Tuesday 10th August 10
Battersea will be the next town centre to benefit from an award-winning council scheme aimed at cutting the amount of rubbish bags left on the streets.
The 'time-banding' scheme, which already successfully operates in Tooting and Balham, sets two-hour time bands at the start and end of the day when sacks may be put out.
The scheme for trade waste was recognised with a high commendation in the Innovation category of the Keep Britain Tidy Network Awards earlier this year.
Previously shops and other businesses could dump bags on the street all day while they awaited collection, but now they will only be permitted to put them out between 10am and noon and 10pm to midnight in Tooting and Balham and between 9am and 11am and 9pm to 11pm in Battersea.
The changes have been made possible by the London Local Authorities Act 2007.
Battersea businesses have been notified about the change, due to come into force on September 6, and will be expected to make suitable arrangements with their waste collection companies.
The council has enforcement powers which it can use against businesses that do not comply.
The roads affected are Lavender Hill, St John's Road, Battersea Rise, Northcote Road and part of Falcon Road, St Johns Hill and Lavender Sweep.
The scheme will be extended to Wandsworth and Putney town centres early next year.