Tag Archives: Recycling

Time for us all to bin our wasteful attitudes towards recycling

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Not enough residents are doing enough to reduce the amount of rubbish that goes to landfill by simply sorting out their recycling properly for collection. This costs our council millions in unnecessary landfill tax. According to ROBIN BAILEY, … Continue reading

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Incinerator campaigners to take battle to judicial review

Environment campaigners in south London want to use a judicial review to challenge the decision to allow Viridor and Sutton Council to build a waste incinerator on Metropolitan Open Land at Beddington Lane. The decision was announced on Wednesday by … Continue reading

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What a load of rubbish: council fails residents (part 94)

Chaos on Mayfield Road yesterday morning, when just before dawn a fly-tipper dumped a load of assorted builder’s waste in the middle of the suburban Sanderstead street. This is just the latest instance of a rapidly growing problem in Croydon, … Continue reading

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Inventor ready to create a stink to oppose incinerator

A former district centre manager is hoping that energy-from-waste technology could provide Croydon with low-cost, free energy for decades to come. Jason Grant is taking the initiative, offering what he says is a cleaner, greener alternative to the council’s own … Continue reading

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What a waste! Landfill tax forces firm to shut, with 70 jobs lost

Another 70 local workers were told today that they are to lose their jobs, as Country Waste Management, the recycling company based on Beddington Lane, opted to lay off its entire staff because of the 2,500 per cent increase in … Continue reading

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Croydon’s a bit rubbish II: the council’s missing link

Croydon Council has started leafleting households and distributing garden waste recycling sacks. If you have not already done so, you should probably expect to receive your package through you letter box any day now: fortnightly garden waste collections are due … Continue reading

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Croydon bin collections: It really is a load of old rubbish

One month in, and Inside Croydon‘s initial scepticism about the council’s new refuse collection system is appearing to be well-founded. The principle of greater re-cycling is fine. The implementation has been, even if we are to be charitable, chaotic. The … Continue reading

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