Council working for residents over festive break

Christmas and New Year holidays won’t stop Croydon Council providing vital public services to its residents.

An army of dedicated public servants will be ready to forego their turkey to deal with any of a range of issues that might crop up over the festive period.

As usual, round-the-clock help from the council’s social services emergency team will ensure that vulnerable or at-risk residents receive the help they need.

And the teams that maintain the roads and grit them when snow or ice is forecast will be ready to respond to any adverse weather conditions.

The council’s control room will also be ensuring law and order prevails with on-duty officers providing 24-hour surveillance of the council’s CCTV cameras, located across the borough.

The table below shows the alternative days on which bins and boxes should be left out. There are no collections on Monday 25 and Tuesday 26 December, nor Monday 1 January.

Calendars with further details of the date changes and which containers need to be put out for collection can be found at www.croydon.gov.uk/environment/rrandw/collection/resident/bin-collection

Missed collections can be reported using the residents’ My Account service at https://my.croydon.gov.uk or by calling 020 8726 6200.

Among the recyclables that should not be placed in the domestic recycling boxes are electrical items. Many are made of valuable plastics and metals so should be taken to one of the council’s three household reuse and recycling centres.

Any appliance that has a plug or uses a battery is classed as WEEE (waste electrical and electronic equipment) and can be recycled, along with domestic batteries and energy-efficient light bulbs at the centres.

With almost one million Christmas trees thrown away each year in London alone, it is important to remember that the council will take and recycle real Christmas trees. This year, residents will be able to leave their trees out for collection with their kerbside waste and recycling bins between 8 and 19 January. Alternatively, trees can be taken to one of the council’s designated recycling collection points (see below), with collections on Sundays 7 and 14 January. www.croydon.gov.uk/ChristmasTreeRecycling

Residents are asked not to leave trees at any of the collection points after Saturday 13 January. Trees needing to be disposed of after that date can be taken to one of the borough’s three reuse and recycling centres. Please remember to take the tree from its pot or stand, and to remove any decorations before offering for recycling.

Councillor Stuart Collins, deputy leader – Clean Green Croydon

“Residents are continuing to respond to our Don’t Mess with Croydon campaign, keeping our streets cleaner and improving the borough’s recycling figures.

“As a council, we’re keen to see all that good work and commitment continue, and that means not letting things slip over the Christmas period. We’re doing all we can to make things as easy as possible for residents to recycle as much as possible, and to carry on the great work into 2018 and beyond.”

Services’ operating times
Access Croydon, Bernard Weatherill House
Monday 25 December        Closed

Tuesday 26 December       Closed

Wednesday 27 December  9am to 4pm

Thursday 28 December      9am to 4pm

Friday 29 December           9am to 4pm

Monday 1 January              Closed

Tuesday 2 January             9am to 4pm


Croydon Council call centre
Monday 25 December        Closed

Tuesday 26 December       Closed

Wednesday 27 December  9am to 4pm

Thursday 28 December      9am to 4pm

Friday 29 December           9am to 4pm

Monday 1 January              Closed

Tuesday 2 January             9am to 4pm


Croydon leisure centres

For details of individual centres, go to the relevant website.
www.thorntonheathleisurecentre.com

www.purleyleisurecentre.com

www.southnorwoodleisurecentre.com

www.newaddingtonleisurecentre.com

www.waddonleisurecentre.com


Croydon libraries
Saturday 23 December      Closed

Monday 25 December        Closed

Tuesday 26 December       Closed

Wednesday 27 December  Open as normal

Thursday 28 December      Open as normal

Friday 29 December           Open as normal

Saturday 30 December       Open as normal

Monday 1 January              Closed

Tuesday 2 January             Open as normal

For full details, go to www.croydonlibraries.com

Domestic waste and recycling collections

Normal collection date

Revised collection date
Monday 25 December 2017 Wednesday 27 December 2017
Tuesday 26 December 2017 Thursday 28 December 2017
Wednesday 27 December 2017 Friday 29 December 2017
Thursday 28 December 2017 Saturday 30 December 2017
Friday 29 December 2017 Sunday 31 December 2017
Monday 1 January 2018 Tuesday 2 January 2018
Tuesday 2 January 2018 Wednesday 3 January 2018
Wednesday 3 January 2018 Thursday 4 January 2018
Thursday 4 January 2018 Friday 5 January 2018
Friday 5 January 2018 Saturday 6 January 2018

Missed collections can be reported via MyAccount at https://my.croydon.gov.uk or call 020 8726 6200.

Household reuse and recycling centres (closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day)
•    Factory Lane, Waddon CR0 3RL
•    Purley Oaks, Brighton Road, Purley CR8 1DG
•    Fishers Farm, North Downs Crescent, New Addington CR0 0LB

Christmas tree collection points
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 RA, 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 RA, Green Court Gardens green

Waddon                   Factory Lane reuse and recycling centre, Factory Lane

 

 

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