Had a spring clean? Three easy ways to dispose of your rubbish

With spring now in full swing, it is the perfect time to get started on that spring clean you may have been avoiding.

Merton residents can drop off a vast array of different types of waste at Garth Road Household Reuse and Recycling Centre, including furniture, electrical appliances, garden waste, scrap metal, batteries, and glass.

If you are planning to visit by car, you must pre-book a slot to be allowed into the site.

Residents arriving on foot or by bicycle do not need to book or queue behind vehicles. If you have bulky waste that would be difficult to transport via foot or bike can take advantage of the council’s bulky waste collection service.

You can also put any old clothes, textiles and shoes in one tied plastic carrier bag beside or on top of your bins or boxes. Look up your collection days to find out if you have a textiles collection: it will be listed as a separate service.