Christmas Refuse & Recycling Collection arrangements 2018

Has your usual collection day been changed?

And, the good news is that, despite the information attached to the notification, Cllr Stuart Collins has confirmed that any excess waste left by the landfill bin WILL be collected if the collection date is later than usual.

Please help spread the word!

Your views – Refuse and recycling changes in Croydon

The system for refuse and recycling collection in Croydon is changing in September…

We held a meeting on the subject.  Find the notes and handouts here.

Some of the arrangements have already changed since. e.g. the weekly schedule for bin delivery was advertised part way through the roll-out, and some of what was promised appears not to have taken place, e.g. the surveys of each road so that the right refuse and recycling resources could be delivered to meet the space constraints and access to properties.

What is your experience so far?

Feel free to leave a comment or email photos and comments to and we’ll add it to this post.

Love Norbury – CLEAN UP NORBURY – 10am to 1pm on 2 June 2018

Clean Up Norbury, organised by  Love Norbury 

Join Love Norbury to CLEAN UP NORBURY!

Twitter: @LoveNorburySW16

Facebook: Love Norbury Campaign



NEW kerbside Christmas tree recycling service in Croydon alongside drop off points

There is now really no excuse to not dispose of your real Christmas tree responsibly.

Croydon Council is offering a new Christmas tree collection service as well as the drop off points for recycling of Christmas trees this year.

 Kerbside recycling
The service will run from Monday 8 January to Friday 19 January 2018.

All you need to do is put your real Christmas tree next to your landfill bin on your collection day.

Before you put your tree out for collection, please make sure you have removed all decorations, stands and pots. If these have not been removed, your tree may not be collected.

Christmas tree collection points:

Christmas trees can be recycled at the council’s Refuse and Recycling Centres or at specific drop off points across the borough.

Take your real Christmas tree to any collection point between Sunday 7 January to Sunday 14 January 2018.

Please do not leave your real Christmas tree at a collection point after 14 January as it will be considered to be fly-tipping, for which you can face a penalty. You’ll need to take it to one of the refuse and recycling centres if you miss the deadline.


Ward Collection point
Ashburton Ashburton Park (access from Tenterden Road)
Coulsdon East Grange Park, Canon’s Hill
Fairfield Oaks Road / Coombe Road car park
Heathfield Addington Park car park, Gravel Hill
Kenley Kenley Residents’ Association, Oaks Road Green
New Addington Central Parade car park
New Addington Fisher’s Farm Reuse and Recycling Centre, North Downs Road
Norbury Granville Gardens car park
Purley Upper Woodcote Village Residents’ Association, Woodcote Village Green
Purley Purley Oaks Reuse and Recycling centre, Brighton Road
Selsdon Selsdon Recreation Ground (access from Woodlands Gardens)
Shirley Monks Orchard Green
Shirley Shirley Park, Green Court Gardens Green
Waddon Factory Lane Reuse and Recycling centre, Factory Lane


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Whatever you do, please don’t fly-tip or bin your tree!

Screen Shot 2015-12-31 at 18.09.31For full details including a map and other details see the council’s website, here.