From Monday 24th November, all of Willesden High Road (numbers 1-406), Walm Lane (numbers 1-114) and Station Parade (numbers 1-34), will be included in a timed refuse collections scheme. Times for putting out refuse from these addresses will be 7.30 am-8.30 am in the morning and 7.30 pm to 8.30 pm in the evening.
The intention of timed waste collections is to make streets cleaner and free of dumped rubbish by restricting the times shops and those living above shops can put their waste out for collection. Currently, there are no restrictions and bags are placed on the street from morning to night.
Under this scheme, bags can only be collected between two one-hour time slots per day. Residents and businesses can only put their bags out in the half hour before these time slots. This will be monitored and will mean the streets are free of bags at all other times. The intervals have been settled upon because they fit with Veolia’s main morning and evening operations and also the contractual requirement that town centres should be free of rubbish by 8am. It also means that residents here will get many opportunities to have their waste collected, i.e. twice per day, every day of the week. They will also enjoy cleaner streets as a result.
The initiative was agreed with Veolia as part of the means of facilitating their main contract target commitments, i.e. reducing residual waste and making streets cleaner. Veolia will spend two weeks before the start date talking with businesses and residents who will be affected, making sure they understand the new rules and helping them with any questions they may have. They will also advise all waste collection companies who operate in area. We will have an officer dedicated to monitoring, advising and enforcing the new requirements from this date.