Tag Archives: #CroydonBinChaos

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!: 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

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