Residents are being reminded to use their new bins after the old schedule’s final round of rubbish collections which take place from Monday, August 20 until Friday 31 August.
Households should start using their new bins for the new service which starts on Monday 3 September with 75% of households receiving a new collection day.
Currently Croydon residents recycle 38% of all waste but 73% could be recycled. The new service will now allow residents to recycle batteries with their usual waste collections.
Nearly all of the 200,000 new bins have been delivered but some areas and properties including converted flats are still awaiting delivery.
Information packs setting out your new collection days and how to use the new service are being delivered with the new bins.
You can find out more details on the new collection routine and what it means for you online.
Once the new collections have begun unwanted boxes no longer needed for recycling left in your front garden will be collected. More information on this collection will be available in September.
If you have any questions about the new recycling service you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 8604 7282 between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday.
“This is a major change designed to boost the borough’s recycling rate.
“We have set a target of recycling more than 50% of our waste in two years and these new bins will make it easier to achieve this ambition.
“There will be some unforeseen challenges as the new collections begin and I would like to apologise for any inconvenience that may be caused.”
Councillor Stuart Collins, deputy leader – Clean Green Croydon