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Information about rubbish, recycling, fly-tipping and litter

Refuse and recycling collections are on alternate weeks, except food waste which is collected weekly. Landfill, paper (blue box) and food waste,  then the following week – glass, plastic, metal food containers (green box) and food waste. Garden waste is now a paid-for service, special bins are collected on alternate weeks.

Full information at the Croydon Council website. Registering for a MyCroydon account gives easier access to online information and services, such as garden waste subscriptions and ordering extra recycling bins and lids.

Fly-tipping

Fly-tipping is a problem in Kenley because our quiet and secluded roads are ideal for dumping a few sacks of rubble or some unwanted furniture. Croydon Council is cracking down on the fly tippers, with some notable success resulting in vehicle seizures and prison sentences.  But it’s residents who can do most to stop it. Report incidents, and information about perpetrators,  immediately on the Council’s dedicated fly-tipping hotline on 020 8604 7000 or by emailing  flytip@croydon.gov.uk.

Litter

Litter is a difficult problem to solve. We see it everywhere, but rarely see it dropped. Litter attracts litter, so the cleaner we can keep the roads the less litter will be discarded. We are looking into ways to discourage litterers Litter Volunteersand target bad areas with warnings. Overflowing recycling bins and bags left out for foxes to scavenge, don’t help, so we ask residents to be thoughtful when putting out rubbish. Extra recycling boxes are available from the Council via the MyCroydon account.

We have organised Litter Picks once a month, but also want volunteers who are willing to adopt an area to clear on a regular basis. If you want to help in a monthly pick or volunteer to keep your road litter-free, please email litter@kenleyra.org.uk.