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BINMAGEDDON!: Veolia are ‘failing’ says ex-council leader

Veolia, Croydon’s rubbish contractors, are “a failing organisation” who cannot be taken seriously and “can’t even collect the bins in south London”. That’s according to a former deputy mayor of London and ex-leader of Croydon Council, Valerie Shawcross. Indeed, Shawcross … Continue reading

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BINMAGEDDON!: Ex-deputy mayor’s Kafkaesque bin misery

Former Croydon Council leader Val Shawcross has called for Veolia to be sacked because of its rubbish service, as KEN LEE reports “What chance do ordinary residents have of getting the sort of service that they pay for if even … Continue reading

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BINMAGEDDON!: Sutton is worst borough for bin complaints

Our Sutton reporter BELLE MONT on how the council has confirmed our report about the ailing LibDem councillor, and how the council leader’s efforts to mislead over its rubbish service have been exposed Sutton’s Liberal Democrats have organised a council … Continue reading

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BINMAGEDDON!: The six-month saga to get one bin changed

CROYDON COMMENTARY: We appear to have a new version of the ‘how many people does it take to change a light-bulb’ gag here in Croydon… Only this one, inevitably, involves the bins. From the recent experience of KEN TOWL, pictured, … Continue reading

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BINMAGEDDON!: Rubbish contractor considers more job cuts

If you thought that the refuse collection and street cleaning in Croydon couldn’t get any worse, WALTER CRONXITE has news for you Croydon’s rubbish contractor, Veolia, is considering cutting the number of staff it employs to carry out the domestic … Continue reading

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BINMAGEDDON!: Veolia is sending recycling to incinerator

Our environment correspondent, PAUL LUSHION, reports on some shocking revelations from Brighton which illustrate rubbish economics Veolia, the rubbish contractors for Croydon and three other boroughs in the South London Waste Partnership, have been instructing some of their staff to … Continue reading

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BINMAGEDDON!: Rubbish piled high in our winter of discontent

If you thought that the images of over-flowing wheelie bins around the borough, after numerous missed collections by Croydon’s rubbish contractors, Veolia, were bad enough, this scene (above), at Forestdale should be very troubling indeed. The photograph was taken before … Continue reading

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BINMAGEDDON!: Veolia miss post-Christmas collections

Now the clean-up begins. Though with Veolia struggling to fulfil their commitments to collect refuse from residents across three south London boroughs, the post-Christmas clear out looks like taking much longer than usual.

Posted in Croydon Council, Fly tipping, Refuse collection, Stuart Collins, Tony Newman, Veolia, Woodside | Tagged , , , , , | 8 Comments

BINMAGEDDON!: 1% missed collections thanks to Crap App

Our political editor, WALTER CRONXITE, reports on how the council is using some dodgy stats to cover for its rubbish service The latest effort by Croydon to align itself with North Korea, where everything is perfect because the Great Leader … Continue reading

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BINMAGEDDON!: Our street has been blighted by council

KEN LEE on how some residents are responding to the imposition of wheelie bins they never wanted, and mostly never need More than three months after the council spent £2.3million to deliver new wheelie bins to 150,000 properties around the … Continue reading

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BINMAGEDDON!: Let’s build a Christmas tree with old boxes

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Three months after the ‘changeover’ in rubbish contractor Veolia’s bin collection schedules, with new bins, smaller wheelies and recycling boxes which were supposed to be taken away, loyal reader KIRSTIE SMITH, right, has penned on open letter to … Continue reading

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BINMAGEDDON!: One house, nine bins. Is this a record?

Someone needs to call in Ross and Norris McWhirter. Or Roy Castle. Or whoever it is that runs the Guinness Book of Records these days. Is this a record-breaker? This one house in East Croydon has NINE wheelie bins. Surely … Continue reading

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Public’s Town Hall questions on Binmageddon get censored

KEN LEE, our Town Hall reporter, sat through nearly four hours of Monday’s Town Hall meeting, so that you didn’t have to… A mere 90 days since the last full meeting of the council, and most of the borough’s councillors … Continue reading

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BINMAGEDDON!: Merging of borough services causing chaos

Our Sutton correspondent, BELLE MONT, has obtained a confidential council document which confirms that much of the #CroydonBinChaos over the past two months was all done in an effort by Veolia to avoid a repeat of… #SuttonBinShame Inside Croydon has … Continue reading

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BINMAGEDDON!: Council acts quickly after Sawalha’s attack

Getting your bins emptied in Croydon appears to depend on whether you have a TV star’s backing, rather than reliable organisation from the council’s contractors, reports KEN LEE. Or is it just coincidence that the council acted immediately after Veolia’s … Continue reading

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BINMAGEDDON!: Celeb Sawalha tells council ‘Get it sorted!’

Croydon Council and their rubbish contractors at Veolia could be in deep poo now. Nadia Sawalha is on their case. The former EastEnders star posted an impassioned appeal to the council yesterday, claiming that she and her friends have been … Continue reading

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BINMAGEDDON!: Croydon shows its commitment to recycling

PICTURE EXCLUSIVE: In the week when the council launched a Blue Planet-style video to get people to take greater care over how they dump plastic waste, in the Clocktower buildings next to the Town Hall, recycling boxes have been taped … Continue reading

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BINMAGEDDON!: How our new collection has passed us by

CROYDON COMMENTARY: The first week of Veolia’s new bin collection schedule has been and gone, with varying reports of successful, and less successful, experiences, of still-missing new wheelies, and wheelie bins that have come, and then gone again. Here, South … Continue reading

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BINMAGEDDON!: It’s not costing £2.3m. It’s costing £2.3m

KEN LEE, our Town Hall reporter, on the latest feeble effort by Croydon Council to try to justify its rubbish service and the impact of #CroydonBinChaos It’s official. The new bins being imposed on households across the borough, from Coulsdon … Continue reading

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BINMAGEDDON!: How Veolia is transforming Croydon

Croydon Council says that 75 per cent of households in the borough are having their bin collection days changed, all as part of an effort to increase recycling rates and to make contractors Veolia’s work more efficient. Oh, and to … Continue reading

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BINMAGEDDON!: Sloppy council dashes pensioner’s hopes

Town Hall reporter KEN LEE on how the council has binned the hopes of a Park Hill OAP by first telling him they would remove his unwanted Veolia bins, only to contact him again less than 24 hours later to … Continue reading

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BINMAGEDDON!: Council rolls back on costly bins roll-out

WALTER CRONXITE, our political editor, on the latest twist in #CroydonBinChaos All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others Just as “Binmageddon” made it into the headlines of BBC London’s radio coverage this morning (including a … Continue reading

Posted in Addiscombe West, Croydon Council, Environment, Jerry Fitzpatrick, Park Hill and Whitgift, Patricia Hay-Justice, Refuse collection, Sean Fitzsimons, Stuart Collins, Tom Lawrence, Veolia, Vidhi Mohan, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

BINMAGEDDON!: Council’s rubbish policy has ruined our street

CROYDON COMMENTARY: #CroydonBinChaos, with the imposition of three times as many wheelie bins on households across the borough, is being hardest felt by those living in smaller homes, with small or no front garden space, and by the elderly who … Continue reading

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BINMAGEDDON!: Smaller wheelie bins to cost Croydon £2.3m

WALTER CRONXITE, our political editor, on how the council opted to pay extra for the new bins which are so unpopular with the borough’s residents Residents, thousands  of whom are already angry at the invasion of their properties by unwanted … Continue reading

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Binmageddon!: Veolia won’t empty the bins for three weeks

Our Town Hall correspondent, KEN LEE, reports on the latest contentious move by the council’s rubbish contractors The roll-out of new household refuse bins and a new cycle for emptying them, due to begin next month, will see the council’s … Continue reading

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BINMAGEDDON!: More questions raised by rubbish roadshow

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Armed with his exemption letter from the council, telling him that his home was not suited to storing even one, never mind at least three, wheelie bins, IAN HUNTER set off to the public roadshows to hear what … Continue reading

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BINMAGEDDON!: How I intend to refuse to take new wheelies

CROYDON COMMENTARY: As the council begins the ‘roll-out’ of its new wheelie bins, at least one resident, IAN HUNTER, thinks he has found a way to avoid being forced to triple the number of bins on the narrow pavement outside … Continue reading

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BINMAGEDDON! Why can’t the council engage with residents?

CROYDON COMMENTARY: So just how might Croydon’s householders cope with the invasion of wheelie bins we have been told to expect over the coming weeks? KIRSTIE SMITH, right, has some suggestions Inside Croydon’s coverage of Binmageddon coincided with the day … Continue reading

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BINMAGEDDON! ‘Does anyone think this is a good idea?’

Inside Croydon readers have reacted strongly against the council’s and Veolia’s plans to impose at least two additional wheelie bins on every household, and to expect residents to return their soon-to-be redundant recycling boxes. Early results of an (unscientific) poll … Continue reading

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BINMAGEDDON! Residents outraged by council’s rubbish plan

Council to insist that households must take at least three wheelie bins Local authority knew of changes to system months before local elections Many residents threatening to refuse to accept extra wheelie bins Council accused of lying to residents over … Continue reading

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