Timed Collections for Brockley Road

This is actually much more interesting news than the headline might suggest...

Why does the main road through Blackheath Village stay largely dumpster-free, while the pavements of Brockley Road heave with bins?

They both have shops and people living in flats above, who need to dispose of their rubbish.

The difference is that Blackheath Village has timed collections - regular collection of rubbish bags that avoids the need to save it all up for a week on the street.

The good news is that timed collections are coming to Brockley Road.

When we interviewed Cllr Heidi Alexander earlier this week, she revealed that, following very successful trials in Catford, timed collections are being rolled out more widely across the borough (The Forest Hill Society is also keen on timed collections) and that residents of Brockley Road between Cranfield and Harefield Roads will soon be receiving letters telling them how the new scheme will work.

Refuse lorries will arrive at pre-defined times of day, so that residents and businesses can leave their rubbish bags out in time for collection, rather than storing them on the street. Fewer bins, more pavement, a better street.

Combined with the initiative to mask the bins by the Sorting Office, this is an incredibly positive move for Brockley Road and we hope that it will soon be adopted for the entire length of the street.

We'll be publishing the interview with Cllr Alexander shortly.

21 comments:

APP&P troll said...

do we know if this includes the side of the brockley barge where the bins are? That could be quite nice to tidy up.

Brockley Nick said...

I would hope so. But I don't know for sure.

Anonymous said...

So the lorry is going to roll by every day then? Good idea. Would be great to do that nationwide - what impact does it have on logistics of collecting all the rubbish though?

Brockley Kate said...

Does this mean that you can't put your rubbish out for collection other than at that specific time?
Won't that be rather difficult for people in those flats who work, and therefore won't be around to leap out in front of the bin lorry just in time?!

Brockley Nick said...

I think there are multiple collection times and you don't have to come running out just as the lorry comes by, so there is plenty of flexibility.

Like I say, it has recently been trialled in Catford and people quickly get used to it. If people in Catford can manage it, I'm sure it's not beyond the good people of Brockley.

Brockley Kate said...

Are you casting a slur on the intelligence of the good people of Catford, Nick?!?!

Brockley Nick said...

No! Don't say things like that otherwise the trolls will appear!

I mean we are all brothers and sisters, equally worthy in every respect.

Anonymous said...

Have you seen the big plastic cat? I went down there a little while ago to get a KFC and I nearly swerved into the pavement when I saw that thing leering down at me. Jesus christ, it's horrific.

Brockley Kate said...

Big plastic cat?! Is this worthy of a BC photo-post?

And surely it can't be nearly as bad as the statue of the ridiculous Italian knife-waving serial killer on top of La Lanterna?

Nick: Brothers and sisters? Didn't know you were a trade unionist ...

Anonymous said...

a local blogger has kindly obliged, re: the Catford Cat.

Brockley Kate said...

Ah, the Catford cat! I understand now. I thought you were saying that some kind of big plastic cat had appeared in Brockley ...

Brockley Nick said...

I love the Catford cat. Particularly given that the 'Cat' in Catford is short for 'cattle'...

Vikki said...

I love the cat!

And don't listen to Nick's 'cattle' nonsense.

The cat came before Catford.

Monkeyboy said...

But who would win in a fight? the Catford Cat or the Babour Tiger?

max said...

In the urban environment the Catford Cat wins hands down over the Babour Tiger.

What about bin lorries disguised as ice-cream-vans for the conservation area?

Anonymous said...

And binmen wearing dinner jackets, please?

fabhat said...

What about the pink elephant van that lives off Vulcan Terrace - does anyone know more about that?

Brockley Kate said...

That van is excellent.

Monkeyboy said...

and the house with the weird stag beetles crawling up it - near the wicham arms. Who decided that would be a good idea?


Why does SE london have so many odd plastic animals? LSD in the water supply?

Anonymous said...

A bad batch of organic muesli

Anonymous said...

i spoke to the man with the pink elephant on top of his van, i asked him why he had it up there and he just gave me abuse and said he would put a curse on me..odd very odd

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