What happens to your waste?
Victoria Road Transfer Station
Victoria Road transfer station handles 156,000 tonnes of waste each year. The waste is delivered by the London Boroughs of Brent, Ealing, Harrow and Hillingdon. The waste is loaded on to trains to be taken away to a landfill site in Buckinghamshire.
The transfer station was finished in 1980 by the Greater London Council as part of the waste management facilities for the whole of London. Victoria Road is one of only 3 transfer stations in London with a rail siding to allow waste to be taken away. (pictured right: the waste train)
Located alongside a Hillingdon Household Civic Amenity Site the whole transfer station is just over 4 hectares in size and is bordered on all sides by railway lines.
Vehicle tip their waste into bunkers in the tipping hall. A crane moves the rubbish (pictured below: crane lifting waste) to load it into compaction equipment. The rubbish is compacted in the containers and then put on to the train.
Trains leave the site up to 4 times a week transporting waste to a landfill site in Buckinghamshire for disposal.
|Address||Victoria Road, South Ruislip, Middlesex HA4 0YS|