Will you pay for your garden waste to be removed?

The free garden waste collection service ends on 27 November 2015.

Croydon Council is proposing to introduce a charged seasonal garden waste service from April 2016, which will run fortnightly from April to November each year.

Residents are being asked to register for the proposed service by 31 December 2015.  The council will then decide if there is enough interest to put the scheme in place.

Anyone wanting to register their interest has to do so online, using the My Croydon app. You will need to register online for a My Croydon account, if you haven’t done so already.

You cannot sign up in person, by phone, letter or by email.*

* UPDATE at 10 December A phone number will be made available from Monday 14 December, in response to concerns from residents. This should allow those who cannot access online registration or payment to do so by phone and hopefully will include the option of cheque or cash payment.


If you do not have access to a computer at home the council advise that access is available at a library, using a smart phone or tablet, or you can visit the self-serve computers available at Access Croydon.

You will not be charged for the proposed service when you register but if the new service goes ahead it will begin on 18 April 2016, and the council will contact you in January 2016 to let you know and to take payment.

Payment can only be made online*, using a credit or debit card.  You cannot make payment by cash or by cheque.

Anyone paying for the service before 19 February 2016 will receive an early bird discount of £10.

All who pay will then receive a wheeled bin for garden waste. The garden waste may not be collected on the same day as your refuse and recycling.

The cost each year for the new service will be:

  • £55 for 140 litre small wheeled bin
  • £60 for 240 litre large wheeled bin
  • £105 for two 240 litre large wheeled bins

There will be no option for two 140 litre small wheeled bins.

The dimensions of the wheeled bins are:

  • 140 litre bin: 106cm height  x  48cm width  x  54cm depth
  • 240 litre bin: 107cm height   x  58cm width  x  74cm depth

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 We’d love to know your thoughts on the scheme.
Are you for or against the scheme?
Are you happy to sign up and pay online?
Leave comments here or email us at CroydonNeighbourhoods@gmail.com

2 thoughts on “Will you pay for your garden waste to be removed?

  1. Letters arrived in plain envelopes with no indication of their source & addressed to “The Resident”.How many were binned as thought to be junk mail? Residents in Valley Rd. & similar roads do not have to have wheeled bins because of steep access up or down to their properties . This issue obviously has not been addressed.Internet access will be a problem for many elderly people.I get the impression that these issues are a deliberate strategy to reduce the number of people signing up & so making the change to green collection unviable

  2. With a household recycling rate at 44% Croydon leads by example. Correct me if I’m wrong but I think the medium recycling rate for London is around 35-36%? Maybe even less.

    I personally would not pay the council to remove my garden waste as this waste can easily be processed and made into manure and organic fertilizer! Which means this product can provide profit to the council and therefore pay for the services of pick up and transportation.

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