Rubbish


Ignore the many: Croydon’s bins cause a crisis

Posted on September 5th, by Robert Ward in Politics & Society. 1 Comment

Does Croydon’s new recycling policy suit everyone?

When it comes to change there is an immutable truth: you can’t please everybody. Just look at the hot topic of the moment – bins.

Yet the need to improve our recycling rate has cross-party agreement and broad support across Croydon. We even used to be rather good at it.

The proportion of Croydon’s household waste that was … Read More »



How many bins do we need in Croydon?

Posted on July 26th, by Uday Shukla in Politics & Society. 3 comments

How workable is Croydon Council’s new recycling policy? And how many bins are too many?

When someone has a good idea, praise is not always that forthcoming – but when they have a bad idea, everyone’s a critic. Personally, I usually reserve judgement for a while before making up my mind. However every now and again, there’s an idea that’s so ill-conceived, you wonder how on earth … Read More »



Fly-tipping isn’t just Croydon’s problem

Posted on May 2nd, by Paul Dennis in Politics & Society. 1 Comment

Dumping rubbish is an issue across the country

It may come as news to many Croydon residents, but fly-tipping is not a problem unique to the borough. In fact, it is a nationwide problem, with leafy hamlets and inner cities alike all falling victim to this unacceptable side of human behaviour.

On a recent visit to my home town, up in the Midlands, fly-tipping was front-page … Read More »



Croydon’s rubbish performance (pun intended)

Posted on July 30th, by Robert Ward in Politics & Society. 3 comments

Robert Ward wants to see more honesty, more teamwork, and more ideas as the council’s refuse plans get into difficulty

Croydon residents have recently seen a significant deterioration in their routine rubbish collections. The number of missed collections has soared, likely as a consequence of the change over to the new ‘village’ system of waste collection.

Implementing the new system (which we were told … Read More »