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Fortnightly garden waste collection starting next week
16/04/2013 20:47:00


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:

- grass;

- weeds;

- 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.

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Readers' Comments

On 17/04/2013 20:10:00 Stuart Bailey wrote:

2 comments to make;

Bromley has had green collection for the last 2 weeks. The start of April should be the start of green collections, my first collection will not now be until after the May Bank Holiday! Traditionally a very busy time for gardeners.

Although the reduction of the free bags has been a cost saving,I think this will make collection days extremely untidy. At least with the council bags, it was consistent. People will now be using carrier bags etc and will be left, or strewn across roadways etc.

On 25/04/2013 15:19:00 Audrey Terrey wrote:
On making enquiries about new Garden refuse bags, I was informed I could get them at the library for £1. each.

On Mr Bailey's comments about bags, I am pleased to say I bought 6 very strong garden refuse bags at Tesco for £1.98., which is 33pence each. They should last the whole season




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