Everything in the garden waste is rosy, as service resumes

Well, that bit of the coronavirus emergency, with staff off sick or isolating, didn’t last long.

Back on track: service resumes after a very brief covid-related emergency

Just a week after suspending the rubbish contractor Veolia’s garden waste collection service, Croydon Council yesterday announced that the service is to resume.

The announcement can surely have had nothing to do with the bankrupt council having it pointed out to them that, when you take payments of £65 per year from thousands of households around the borough, you enter into a contract with them which demands that you provide that service.

Nor can it have anything to do with criticism of the cackhanded manner in which the council’s communications department failed to… well… communicate the problems that the Veolia garden waste staff were having.

And it certainly has absolutely nothing to do with Croydon Tories saying that they were going to “investigate” the circumstances of the suspension of the service.

Croydon suspended the garden waste service on January 6. The council never bothered emailing its customers this decision, nor do anything as obvious as tweet the situation to their 21,000 followers.

But yesterday, the council’s official Twitter account broadcast to anyone who might be interested: “Our garden waste crews are back on the road!

“Please leave your bins out on your scheduled collection day and we will collect any extra waste. We’re still operating with a reduced workforce due to covid-19, but we hope to have more staff back next week. Thanks for your patience.”


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3 Responses to Everything in the garden waste is rosy, as service resumes

  1. arewenotben says:

    Actually received an email from the council about the resumption of services, the criticisms regarding communications obviously got through to them.

  2. Timothy TAYLOR says:

    I live in Upper Norwood Croydon, left my Green Waste bin out last night (15-01-2021) and it was collected today 16-01-2021 and the bin was left behind.
    lets see if they renew in April.

  3. Lewis White says:

    A bloomin’ good result !

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