In a sign that spring is hopefully finally upon, the free fortnightly collection of garden waste for recycling introduced by this Conservative Council starts from 22nd April (to check when your collection will be, visit Croydon Council’s website and enter your address in the ‘About Your Area’ section).
There have been a few changes to the service since last year. Bags will no longer be provided by the Council, but you can use any bag you like as long as it’s no bigger than the ones available at the borough's libraries (price £1 per bag). Up to 10 bags can be collected, an increase on last year’s six bag limit.
Please remember to only put the following in your bags:
- dead plants;
- leaves; and
- small branches.
Everything else (such as large pieces of wood, plant pots, turf, food waste, soil and especially Japanese knotweed) must be disposed of separately.