The rules on waste are changing in Harrow – from 13 November only residents of Harrow borough will be allowed to use the Council tip, located at Forward Drive, Kenton.
Harrow Council is making the change to reduce queues and cut costs for Harrow taxpayers. Almost 30% of visitors to the tip are thought to come from outside the borough – after some other councils in West London shut their recycling centres to non-residents.
Cllr Graham Henson, Harrow Council portfolio holder for environment, said:
“With one stroke, we’re slashing the queues at the waste recycling centre and saving huge amounts of money. I’m fed up with people from all over the place bringing their waste to Harrow. My message to people from other boroughs is – we don’t want your rubbish!”
From 13 November, Harrow residents will need to bring their driving licence with them to the recycling centre as proof of address. If they don’t have a driving licence, then proof of residence such as council tax bill, utility bill, bank statement and photo ID will do.