London Borough of Croydon

Some houses have very little or no outside space so there is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ when it comes to bins. We’ve surveyed the borough and put in the combination of bins and boxes that works best given the space available.

Read more about what you can and can’t recycle in Croydon.

House with a front garden

Paper and card recycling

slwp box

Current

Blue box - collected fortnightly

slwp waste bin

From September

Use the new 240 litre wheelie bin with blue lid delivered over the summer - collected fortnightly

Glass, plastic and metal recycling

slwp box

Current

Green box - collected fortnightly

slwp waste bin

From September

Use your 240 litre grey wheelie bin (previously used for general waste) - collected fortnightly

Food waste

slwp box

Current

Food waste caddy - collected weekly

slwp waste bin

From September

Continue to use your food waste caddy - collected weekly

General waste (non-recyclable)

slwp large waste bin

Current

240 or 180 litre grey wheelie bin collected fortnightly

slwp waste bin

From September

Use the new 180 litre grey wheelie bin delivered over the summer - collected fortnightly

Textiles

slwp box

Current

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

slwp waste bin

From September

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

Household batteries

slwp no service

Current

No existing service

slwp battery bag

From September

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





House without a front garden

Paper and card recycling

slwp box

Current

Blue box - collected fortnightly

slwp waste bin slwp box

From September

New clear council branded bags or existing blue box – collected weekly

Glass, plastic and metal recycling

slwp box

Current

Green box - collected fortnightly

slwp waste bin slwp box

From September

New blue council branded bags or existing green box – collected weekly

Food waste

slwp box

Current

Food waste caddy - collected weekly

slwp waste bin

From September

Continue to use your food waste caddy - collected weekly

General waste (non-recyclable)

slwp large waste bin slwp waste bin

Current

Own bags or existing wheelie bin collected fortnightly

slwp waste bin

From September

New wheelie bins for residents currently without – collected fortnightly

Textiles

slwp box

Current

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

slwp waste bin

From September

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

Household batteries

slwp no service

Current

No existing service

slwp untied battery bag

From September

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

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