Victoria Road Waste Transfer Station
Victoria Road transfer station handles over 150,000 tonnes of waste each year. Waste collected from homes is delivered by the London Boroughs of Brent, Ealing, Harrow and Hillingdon. The waste leaves the site on trains heading to a landfill site in Lincolnshire.
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) The transfer station is operated by the Authority’s contractor, SITA UK Ltd.
Located alongside the South Ruislip Household Re-use and Recycling Centre the whole transfer station is just over 4 hectares in size and is bordered on all sides by railway lines. The proposed hs2 rail link will pass in a tunnel under this site.
After the vehicle carrying the waste is weighed the contents are tipped into bunkers in the tipping hall. A crane moves the waste (pictured right: crane lifting waste) to load it into compaction equipment. The waste is compacted in the containers and then put on to the train.
Trains leave the site up to 4 times a week transporting waste, each train is 1/3 of a mile long and carries almost 1000 tonnes of waste.
Manager: SITA UK Ltd
Address: Victoria Road, South Ruislip, Middlesex HA4 0YS
Size: 4.1 hectares