Category Archives: Stuart Collins

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!: 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!: 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!: 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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