Covid 19 – Important Information

Firstly – WE ARE OPEN AS USUAL – Waste Management is classified as an essential service, so as a fully permitted waste management site, we are legitimately allowed to remain open during the crisis. Moreover, all our staff are classified as key workers.

Secondly, a key feature of our operation is that account customers access the site using their swipe card, and need have no dealings with staff members working on the site. This is subject to the account remaining up to date, and the incoming waste being all biodegradable. We are encouraging all our regular casual customers to sign up for a card to minimise person to person transactions in the yard.

Finally, we are aware that some Local Authorities have withdrawn their household green waste collections, and closed their Household Waste Recycling Centres. The reason for this is that the waste management contractors are redeploying staff to ensure that black bin collections can be prioritised. As a consequence, we are getting enquiries from householders to ask if they can bring their garden waste to us. YES THEY CAN.

However, our system is geared toward trade customers, and a gate fee applies to each visit. The fee includes VAT, and the production of a waste transfer note. The fee will be the same as charged to our trade customers, and our prices have been held since January 2019. Payment on site may be by cash or card. Please call to discuss prices, opening times and limitations on acceptable wastes. Hi Vis clothing should be worn when on site.

Robert Benford, Thursday, 26 March 2020


Green Waste Recycling, Firewood Logs, Hay & Straw – G K Benford & Co, Down Farm, Odiham, Hampshire

G K Benford & Co have been trading at Down Farm since 1895, the business currently being run by the fourth generation. Down Farm is a mixed farm of about 160 hectares, on open downland 120 metres above sea level, in the north-east of Hampshire close to Alton, Basingstoke and Reading.