London Borough of Croydon


Collection dates

You can check your collection dates and report a missed bin online.

House collections

Food Waste

  • Food waste is collected weekly.
  • You can put any raw or cooked food in the caddy.

If we miss your collection you can report it online and sign up for SMS updates so we can let you know when we've picked it up.

Find out more about food waste services.

Textiles

  • Collected weekly with recycling boxes
  • Put old clothes and pairs of shoes in a bag on top of your recycling box.

If your collection is missed you can report it online.

Recycling boxes

  • Put your blue box out the same week as your landfill bin. Your green box will be collected the next week.
  • Blue box is for paper and card.
  • Green box is for plastic, glass, tins and cartons.

If your collection is missed you can report it online.

Find out more about recycling services.

Landfill bin

  • Put your landfill bin out every other week. 
  • We will only collect what is contained within the bin.
  • Use it for household rubbish which cannot be recycled.

Cold fire ash should be bagged, and no household electrical items should be placed within the bin. 

If your collection is missed you can report it online.

Estates and blocks of flats

Estates and blocks of flats with more than five homes usually have recycling facilities in or near the bin sheds. There may also be a neighbourhood recycling site nearby

Food Waste

  • Food waste is collected weekly.

If we miss your collection you can report it online and sign up for SMS updates and we’ll let you know when we've picked it up.

Recycling

Find out more about recycling services for flats and estates.

Landfill

Textiles

Take old clothes and pairs of shoes to your local household reuse and recycling centre.

Missed collections

Your bin may have been missed because your collection day has changed. Check your collection day online first.

Report a missed collection online and sign up for SMS updates and we’ll let you know when the collection has been made.

New and replacement bins and boxes

You can order a replacement waste bin, recycling box or food caddy online.

Different size waste bins

There are two sizes of wheeled bin provided, based on the size of the houshold.

  • Standard wheelie bin - 180 litres, 105 x 48 x 73cm
  • Large wheelie bin - 240 litres, 105 x 58 x 73cm

We only replace damaged or stolen bins, we will not exchange bins for a smaller or larger size.

Bins for new properties

New builds and house conversions will need to contact us to buy or hire bins from the council. It is the responsibility of the managing agent / developer / owner to arrange for bins to be delivered. Please give a month’s notice for delivery.

The bin is the property of Croydon Council so when you move house, you must leave the bin at the property for the next resident.

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