How to recycle your real Christmas tree in Croydon

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

Croydon Council is again offering a Christmas tree collection service for real Christmas trees or you can take it to one of the Council’s reuse and recycle centres.

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Notes of meeting – 25 Sept 2018

Thanks to everyone who attended our meeting in central Croydon on 25 September 2018. 

 

Notices and notes of meeting

The updates and notices of meeting were posted after the meeting.  Find them here.

 

The notes of the meeting were agreed by those attending before finalising.  

You can access them here: Notes of meeting 2018_09_25 FINAL

As with all our meetings, if you have any feedback on this meeting or our activities we’d welcome hearing from you.

Next public meeting
Please watch our website for updates on this and for details of future meetings, and book a free place via Eventbrite at http://croydoncc.eventbrite.co.uk/ 

items collected at the meeting for Purley Food Hub

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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 CroydonNeighbourhoods@gmail.com and we’ll add it to this post.

Notes of meeting – June 2018 – RUBBISH! – Refuse, recycling and fly-tipping

Thanks to everyone who attended our meeting in central Croydon on 28 June 2018, including councillors, a manager for Veolia and a Croydon Neighbourhood Safety Officer.  

Notices and notes of meeting

The updates and notices of meeting were posted after the meeting.  Find them here.

 

The notes of the meeting were agreed by those attending before finalising.  

You can access them here: Notes of meeting 28_06_2018 – final

 

 

The handouts provide in the meeting can be downloaded here:

Council FAQs handout

Questions and points with council’s response

As with all our meetings, if you have any feedback on this meeting or our activities we’d welcome hearing from you.

Next public meeting
Please watch our website for updates on this and for details of future meetings, and book a free place via Eventbrite at http://croydoncc.eventbrite.co.uk/ 

items collected at the meeting for Purley Food Hub

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Public meeting – RUBBISH! – Refuse, recycling & fly-tipping in Croydon – Thurs, 28 June

Come along to discuss the issues and learn more about the new arrangements for refuse and recycling. Responses to the questions and points raised at our previous meeting on the subject are being prepared by council officers and will be available shortly.

Council officers and councillors have been invited to attend to speak, to hear your views and respond to your questions.

If you are involved in a group that is working to tackle litter and flytipping, come along to promote what you do.

The meeting will be held in the hall to the rear of:

St. Michael and All Angels with St. James
Poplar Walk
Croydon
CR0 1UA

Enter via the gate to the left of the Church.

Please ensure that you book a free place to attend.

Our meetings are open to all and are strictly apolitical.

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Doors open at 6.30pm, when tea and coffee will be available and you’ll have the chance to meet and chat with others attending. We’ll have local information on display with copies for you to take away. 

The meeting will start at 7pm and close around 8.30pm to allow people to speak informally with others, with the event finishing by 9pm.

Please check our website for updates prior to the event.

Booking:

Please book a free place on Eventbrite here: http://croydoncc.eventbrite.co.uk/

This helps us to cater for numbers and ensures that the meeting start is not delayed.

If you cannot book via Eventbrite, please email us at CroydonNeighbourhoods@gmail.com and we can book for you.

Please note:
Booking for this meeting is essential.

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Download a copy of the flyer to share here: CCC A5 flyer – June 2018

Getting there:
There is no general parking available at this venue, but it’s a central location with good transport links. We may be able to cater for blue badge holders, so please get in touch well ahead of the event if this applies to you.

The hall is to the rear of the Church, accessed through the gate in the fencing to the left of the main Church entrance.

Please see FAQs on Eventbrite as you book.

Purley Food Hub collection
We will be collecting items on the night for Purley Food Hub, who cater for clients from across Croydon. Find the latest list of most needed items, here.

Want to receive notification of our meetings and occasional updates?
You can also join our mailing list to get an invitation to our events and occasional updates via email by emailing CroydonNeighbourhoods@gmail.com with your name and ‘Add me’ in the subject line.

Reporting issues in Croydon – My Croydon app withdrawn

It appears that the My Croydon app is being phased out and will be replaced in the coming weeks.  Some residents have received the following information:

Fly-tipping can be reported by emailing flytip@croydon.gov.uk

You can also use the apps FixMyStreet or Love Clean Streets

 

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.

Notes of meeting – May 2017

Thanks to everyone who attended our meeting in central Croydon on Monday 12 April, 2017.

Notices and notes of meeting

The notices of meeting were posted up after the meeting.  Find them here.

The notes of meeting were agreed by those attending before finalising.  

You can access them here: Notes of meeting 10_05_2017

A list of questions and points made at this meeting has been drawn up and these will go to the Council for comment.  The result of this will be posted on the website.

As with all our meetings, if you have any feedback on this meeting or our activities we’d welcome hearing from you.

Next public meeting
Our meeting for June was cancelled as it was due to be held close to the General Election. The next meeting is our AGM, scheduled for Tuesday 4 July 2017.  This will be advertised shortly.

Please watch our website for details of this and future meetings, and book a free place via Eventbrite at http://croydoncc.eventbrite.co.uk/ 

You can email us at CroydonNeighbourhoods@gmail.com

We’d appreciate it if you would help spread the word about our meetings.

And you can always become a member to support our work

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