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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 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

Free White Goods and Bulky Waste Collections

Croydon residents can now have free bulky waste and white good collections from their property. In an effort to reduce fly-tipping, Croydon Council will collect a limited number of items free of charge.  Introduced in summer 2018, three free collections can be for up to two bulky waste collections, such as beds and mattreses, and one white goods collection for items like fridges or dishwashers. This can be arranged online via the Croydon Council website.


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 regular Litter Picks, but want volunteers who are willing to adopt an area to clear on a regular basis. If you want to help in an organised pick or volunteer to keep your road litter-free, please email