Lewisham trials weekly collection of garden waste

Its a brown bin, and it's from LewishamThe Council’s press release on the weekly collection of garden waste gives more details of what they’re hoping people will put in the bins and how long the trial is to last:

Waste that can be placed in the brown wheelie bin includes:

* flowers and plants
* grass cuttings
* leaves, twigs and branches up to 4 inches (10cm) in diameter.

Waste that should not be placed in the brown wheelie bin includes:

* kitchen waste
* vegetable peelings
* soil, turf, stones or plant pots
* Japanese knotweed

The trial began on 9 July and will run for four months.

They say that after the trial an evaluation of the project will take place.

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About Andrew Brown

I live in Lewisham, South East London, and spent 9 years as a Labour councillor in the borough between 1997 and 2006.
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2 Responses to Lewisham trials weekly collection of garden waste

  1. kate says:

    Why not the japanese stuff? Any particular reason?

  2. andrewkbrown says:

    As I understand it Japanese knotweed is fantastically virulent and can’t be composted at all.

    When Manor Park was being re-done the Environment Agency had to agree to the knotweed they found there being burried in a sealed container on site. Otherwise it would have had to have been taken away in sealed trucks to be disposed of, if memory serves, by burning.

    So as you can see waste authorities are pretty paranoid about what it can do.

    More here.

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