Christmas and New Year can produce a lot of waste, but everyone can do their bit to help reduce, reuse and recycle.
Over the New Year bank holiday, your regular collection days will remain the same. To find your regular collection day, visit the council website where you can now download your bin collection calendar by inputting your address or post code.
Real Christmas trees can be recycled for free using our annual collection service. Simply ensure all decorations are removed, and leave trees outside your property beginning 10 January.
Collections will take place within the following fortnight, so please be mindful to leave your tree in a spot where it will not block the pavement or road.
Real trees can also be recycled before this date by taking them to your local Household Refuse and Recycling Centre (HRRC), booking a bulky waste collection, or with your garden waste disposal, if you subscribe to the service.
If you have an unused artificial tree or Christmas decorations, as well as old electronics that are being replaced by new gifts, drop them off at Fisher’s Farm to our new Community Reuse Shop. Staff collect games, cookware, and many other items that would otherwise go to landfill and fix them up to be re-sold at affordable prices. All proceeds go back into the operation of the shop. Location and operating hours are available on the council website.
Our bulky waste collection service is available to book on the council website, and can also be used to safely pick up large items and white goods for disposal. Residents should be advised that any unlicensed waste removal services advertised online can lead to illegal flytipping, so it is advised to exercise caution.
“A new year is a great time to commit to working to a greener future, by reusing and recycling – we can all do our bit to reduce our carbon footprint. Make 2022 the year to lower your carbon impacts, help tackle the climate emergency and make Croydon a sustainable borough. I would like to wish everyone a safe and sustainable New Year, as well as extend thanks to everyone who has continued to reduce, reuse and recycle and our waste and recycling staff that have worked very hard through difficult circumstances.”
Councillor Muhammad Ali, cabinet member for sustainable Croydon
You can find more tips on reducing waste and recycling on the council website.