Herne Hill Waste Collective clearing the way

The Herne Hill Waste Collective has BIN busy clearing up the streets.

19 businesses are now up and running with the national-first scheme, with 17 more to join up soon.

Look out for ‘Herne Hill Waste Collective’ stickers now appearing in shopfront windows.

We've formed a cooperative of local businesses, who together have launched a daily timed bag and bottle collection for the whole of Herne Hill. This is being run by locally based Quantum Waste, who achieve 90% recycling and composting rates in a locally-run facility. It's a no-contract service, able to price-match commercial contracts, and businesses are charged monthly in arrears only for what's collected. At only £1.30/bag and with simple sorting - ‘food waste’ v ‘everything else - it’s made getting green a lot easier.

The programme has full support from Lambeth and Southwark Councils, and Helen Hayes, MP for Dulwich and West Norwood

Here’s how you can get involved:

  • Ask our shops, restaurants, pubs and businesses what they are doing with their waste. Let them know you’d like them to participate  in the Waste Collective if they’re not already onboard.
  • Share your pics of pavement trash blocking pedestrians with the tag #CleanHerneHill
  • Celebrate our Collective members who are taking a great step towards a more sustainable Herne Hill.
  • Or email us info@hernehillforum.org.uk if you want to help.

Who’s already up and running:

Who do you want to join in next? Talk to them about the Waste Collective and let’s celebrate a #CleanHerneHill.