The delivery of more than 200,000 new bins across Croydon begins on Monday in an effort to boost recycling rates in the borough.
Most residents will receive a new 240-litre paper recycling bin and a 180-litre general waste bin over the coming weeks with the first set to arrive on Monday. Existing landfill bins will become a bin for mixed recycling.
Deliveries will be made to around 3,500 properties each day.
The first collections for the new service will be in September. Until then residents should continue to use their existing waste containers in the same manner as they previously have
Across the borough, 75% of households will have their collection day changed to make the service more efficient.
The roadshows will be held at:
- Thornton Heath Leisure Centre, 100 High Street, Thornton Heath, CR7 8LF. Thursday 5 July, 11am – 5pm.
- North End (between the entrances to Whitgift and Centrale shopping centres). Thursday 12 July, noon – 6.30pm.
- Sainsbury’s, 130 Addington Road, Selsdon CR2 8LA. Saturday 14 July, 11am – 5pm.
- Sainsbury’s, 66 Westow Street, Upper Norwood SE19 3RW. Tuesday 17 July, noon – 5pm.
- North End (between the entrances to Whitgift and Centrale shopping centres). Saturday 21 July, noon – 6.30pm.
- Waitrose, 87 Limpsfield Road, Sanderstead CR2 9LE. Thursday 26 July, noon – 5pm.
- Fishers Farm Household Reuse and Recycling Centre, North Downs Road, New Addington CR0 0LB. Friday 27 July, noon – 4pm.
- Tesco Extra Purley Cross, 8 Purley Road, Purley CR8 2HA. Tuesday 31 July, 11am – 6pm.
The changes will see most households given a new 240-litre bin for mixed paper and card, a new 180-litre bin for general waste and the existing bin repurposed for recycling glass, plastic packaging, cans and cartons.
Alternative arrangements will be made for households who cannot accommodate the new bins.
A dedicated email address and phone line has been set up to answer residents’ queries. Anyone with questions should contact email@example.com or phone 0208 604 7282 between 9am and 5pm on week days.
A leaflet explaining the changes will be delivered alongside the bins. Bin collections will remain at the current frequency but more than 75% of households will have a new collection day.
Visit www.croydon.gov.uk/recycling for more information on the new collections.
“We want to drive recycling rates up to over 50% across the borough.
“The new bins you will see arriving over the next few weeks will help make it easier to recycle more and help us help the planet.
“This will be a significant change for most people and there will be a series of roadshows to help explain the changes.”
Councillor Stuart Collins, deputy leader – Clean Green Croydon