Mayor Perry is set to consider plans for a new waste management and street cleaning contract for Croydon, following a recommendation not to extend the council’s current contract when it ends in 2025.
Last month the South London Waste Partnership (SLWP) recommended that its four member councils – including Croydon – do not renew their shared contract with Veolia.
Executive Mayor Jason Perry and his cabinet will consider a report on the SLWP recommendation and decide on Croydon’s future approach to commissioning these services in their meeting on 16 November.
Jason Perry, Executive Mayor of Croydon, said: “Clean streets and an efficient waste and recycling collection service are absolute priorities for me. These are core council services that make a huge difference to how residents, businesses and visitors feel about Croydon, and it is crucial that we get them right and restore pride in our borough.
“We have an opportunity now to listen to our communities and involve them in shaping a new contract that meets Croydon’s needs – achieving a good quality, reliable service and the best possible value for money, while addressing the issues residents care about.
“The SLWP contract with Veolia will remain in place until 2025 and I want to reassure residents that while we work towards procuring a new contract, we will continue to work with our contractor and all our neighbours in the partnership to achieve the best possible service for our borough.”
To help the council shape its new contract, residents will be invited to give their views on waste management and street cleaning through an online survey, with details published once available.