Category Archives: Refuse collection

Council doubles cost of on-the-spot fines in war on littering

They’ve offered the public the carrot. Now, here comes the stick, as the council has doubled its on-the-spot fines for littering and fly-tipping. Croydon’s Labour-run council last month announced plans to revive the free bulk waste collection service for Council … Continue reading

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Council agrees reintroduction of free collections for bulk waste

The reintroduction of bulky waste collections free of charge from Croydon Council, announced at this week’s Town Hall cabinet meeting, comes after lobbying from Inside Croydon. The decision reverses a penny-wise, pound-foolish austerity cut applied by the previous Conservative administration. … Continue reading

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‘Incinerator is option of last resort’ says Assembly chair

An environment report from the London Assembly this week says that the capital needs to reduce the amount of rubbish it is incinerating – just as Beddington is about to fire up a vast waste incinerator that was given clearance … Continue reading

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Sutton’s LibDems start campaigning on their green credentials

BELLE MONT, our Sutton reporter, on an outbreak of leafleting in Beddington by the LibDems, who somehow have forgotten to mention their industrial scale incinerator Sutton’s polluting, thieving and cage-fighting Liberal Democrat councillors and ex-councillors have swung into action, with … Continue reading

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Veolia are set to sweep away nearly 40 street-cleaning jobs

Croydon’s rubbish contractors, Veolia, want to axe almost half of the street cleaners it employs in the borough, according to a report from a Guildford-based newspaper. Nearly 40 jobs could go, if proposals included in a staff consultation discussed at … Continue reading

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Council and Veolia fined £370,000 after crushing incident

Croydon Council has been fined £100,000, plus legal costs, and the borough’s rubbish contractors, Veolia penalised with a £250,000 fine, plus costs, after a worker was crushed by a reversing dust cart, suffering significant injuries. According to a report from … Continue reading

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#SuttonBinShame: ‘We can’t do the job any more’ say staff

Our Sutton correspondent, BELLE MONT, reports on claims from Labour activists in St Helier that street-cleaning staff, transferred from the council to Veolia last year, are having their reports of fly-tipping ignored and refused permission to take holidays Labour activists … Continue reading

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