I’m told Croydon Council intends to remove the recycling facility in Ashburton Park. Their alleged reason? Because it encourages fly-tipping.
It is undoubtedly true that some users dump large items there in the hope that the Council will clear up after them, but it makes absolutely no sense to remove the recycling facility. If you make it harder for people to dispose of their rubbish, it’s likely to lead to more flytipping and it’s also unfair on all the people who use the facility.
What our Labour Council should be doing is exploring ways to identify and prosecute those that fly-tip in Ashburton Park.
I’ve had a number of residents contact me, understandably confused and upset by the Council’s decision. I have asked them for an explanation but as of yet I’ve had no response.
PS If anyone would like to report fly-tipping for removal then you can call the Council’s dedicated hotline on 020 8604 7000 or email details to email@example.com.