The rules on waste are changing in Harrow – from 13 November onlyresidents 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.
An 8,000 leaflet drop is taking place to the homes and businesses directly affected by the route. I got my leaflet yesterday. This will be backed top by an “Harrow Council My Harrow Email” and road signs will be going up in the coming week warning about road closures etc.
Following the huge success of Love Parks Week, you now have another chance to show your love for your park.
Help us find our country’s top 10 favourite parks by casting your vote for one of the 1,797 Green Flag Award winning parks from now until 30th September.
The top 10 People’s Choice parks will be announced on the 11th October.
To vote simply visit the Green Flag Award website, use the map to find your favourite park and click the ‘vote’ button.
Your favourite park is worth shouting about, so make your voice heard!
The next public consultation to discuss the future of Waxwell Lane Car Park, where it is proposed to use all or some of the car park for a housing development, will be hosted by Gort Scott Architects and Harrow Council:
Date: 11th September 2017
Time: 3.00 – 8:00pm, drop in
Venue: Waxwell Lane Car Park, Pinner, HA5 3EN