Southwark’s household reuse and recycling centre is reopening on Thursday (May 14), the council has announced.  

The council closed the centre on Tuesday (March 24) following the Government announcement that people should stay at home and only travel for essential reasons to slow the spread of Covid-19.     

However “until further notice, all residents must obtain a permit in advance to use the recycling centre” and will not be able to get into the centre without one.  

According to the council: “If you’re a Southwark resident you can dispose of a wide range of unwanted household and garden items at the Recycling Centre for free.  

“The Recycling Centre can only be used for household waste. 

“You’ll need to display a valid resident permit and ID which shows your Southwark address when you arrive at the Recycling Centre.  

“You can only visit on the date and times shown on your permit.” 

Residents need to bring a current UK photo-card driving licence with them to the centre, and either a current council tax bill, recent utility bill, or recent bank statement.  

People must not go to the centre if they are classed as extremely vulnerable, have coronavirus symptoms, or are self-isolating.