London Borough of Croydon

How we collect your waste and recycling will be changing in September.

Read more about what you can and can’t recycle in Croydon. There is no change in service for estates or purpose built flats with communal bins.

Flats in converted buildings

There is no one-size-fits all when it comes to bins. Every converted house or small block of flats is different.

We've considered the available space at your property and put in a combinations of bins and boxes. This might mean sharing a bin or box with your neighbours.

Paper and card recycling

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Current

Blue box - collected fortnightly

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From September

Use the new 240 litre wheelie bin with blue lid delivered in August - collected fortnightly

Glass, plastic and metal recycling

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Current

Green box - collected fortnightly

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From September

Use the new 240 litre wheelie bin if delivered in August otherwise continue to use your existing green box - collected fortnightly

Food waste

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Current

Food waste caddy - collected weekly

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From September

Continue to use your food waste caddy - collected weekly

General waste (non-recyclable)

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Current

180/240 litre wheelie bin - collected fortnightly

slwp waste bin

From September

Continue to use your 180/240 litre wheelie bin - collected fortnightly

Textiles

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Current

A tied plastic bag next to/on top of your recycling bins – collected weekly

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From September

Continue to use a tied plastic bag next to/on top of your recycling bins – collected weekly

Household batteries

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Current

No existing service

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From September

In an untied plastic bag next to/on top of your recycling bins - collected weekly

Flats above shops

Residents in flats with no outside space will receive a recycling collection service. This is a first for this types of property.

Paper and card recycling

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Current

Own bags - collected weekly or daily by street cleansing team

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From September

Use the new clear council branded bags - collected weekly

Glass, plastic and metal recycling

slwp large waste bin

Current

Own bags - collected weekly or daily by street cleansing team

slwp waste bin

From September

Use the new blue council branded bags - collected weekly

General waste (non-recyclable)

slwp large waste bin

Current

Own bags - collected weekly or daily by street cleansing team

slwp waste bin

From September

Use the new red council branded bags - collected weekly

Purpose built blocks of flats

People living in purpose-built blocks of flats and other properties that use communal bins will not experience any changes to their service in September - so please continue to use the service as you currently do.

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