Category Archives: Refuse collection

We should tax polluting incinerators, MPs say at report launch

Waste incinerators, like the one soon to be fully commissioned on Beddington Lane on the Sutton-Croydon borough boundary, frequently breach pollution limits on harmful emissions, but due to a loophole exploited by operators, the public is never informed. Those were … 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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Council withholds £1m from Veolia for bin service failings

Croydon Council has withheld nearly £1million in fees due to street-cleaning and bin-collecting contractors Veolia because of poor performance, Inside Croydon has learned. The penalty has been applied by Croydon’s clean and green cabinet member, Stuart Collins, because of various … Continue reading

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