What happens your waste?
Twyford Waste Transfer Station
Twyford transfer station handles 38,000 tonnes of waste each year. The waste is from Brent’s household waste and recycling site, delivered by London Borough of Brent collection vehicles and by small businesses. The waste is compacted and loaded into large vehicles for transport to one of the other West London waste transfer stations.
Located alongside the Brent Household Reuse and Recycling Centre the Twyford transfer station is located on a former landfill site now closed and designated for use as a waste site.
Brent delivers rubbish from household collections, street cleansing and bulky collections to the site. (picture right: vehicle tipping rubbish) The rubbish is tipped on to the tipping apron which is a large concrete floor and then any large items that can be recycled are removed using a variety of machines (pictured below: sorting some recycling from the general rubbish).
The rubbish is then compacted and loaded into large lorries. These vehicles take the rubbish to one of the other transfer stations to be loaded on to trains. The trains take the waste to landfill sites in Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire for disposal.
The items to be recycled are also loaded into large lorries and transported by road to companies that make new products from them.