Banners up about Space Waye closure

A number of lamppost banners reminding residents about the temporary closure of Space Waye have gone up around the site in Feltham.

Published: Friday, 14th October 2016

A number of lamppost banners reminding residents about the temporary closure of Space Waye have gone up around the site in Feltham.

Space Waye, the borough’s reuse and recycling centre, has been closed since 3 October to allow the site to be remodelled so it can contain household recycling from almost 100,000 homes while a new facility is being built at Southall Lane.

During the month-long closure, Space Waye will also be improved for residents to use with better lighting to enable extended opening hours and easier ways to deposit household waste.

Work to convert the site is progressing well. The household waste area has been cleared and flattened and the new recycling storage bays are being built.

Space Waye is due to reopen on Saturday 5 November and will only be available to the general public on weekends for health and safety reasons. During the week, the site will be used by recycling vehicles depositing the borough’s recycling.

Weekend opening hours for residents will be extended once Space Waye reopens on 5 November:

  • Saturdays 8am-6pm
  • Sundays 8am-6pm

While Space Waye is unavailable, residents are asked to use neighbouring civic amenity sites or dispose of bulky items and household goods by using the council’s Tidy Town service or by offering their quality goods to West London Furniture Reuse Project.

Residents can use alternative sites within the West London Waste Authority (WLWA) area. Use of these sites is free when showing proof of address (Council Tax bill or recently dated utility bill) and proof of ID. Please check online before visiting each site for opening times and what materials are accepted. Charges may apply when using other sites.

The nearest sites alternative civic amenities sites for Hounslow residents are:

  • Greenford Road Reuse and Recycling Centre Greenford, UB6 9AP
  • Townmead Road Reuse and Recycling Centre Townmead Road, Kew, TW9 4EL

Councillor Amrit Mann, deputy leader of Hounslow Council, said: “The number of people being turned away from the site while it is being remodelled has been very small. This is, in part, down to our extensive promotion of the changes but also largely down to residents understanding the need for this temporary closure and using other sites and ways to get rid of their unwanted waste.

“I’d personally like to thank all our residents for bearing with us during this time of change and apologise for any inconvenience this essential work may have caused.”