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BINMAGEDDON!: Smaller wheelie bins to cost Croydon £2.3m

So it begins

Inside Croydon

WALTER CRONXITE, our political editor, on how the council opted to pay extra for the new bins which are so unpopular with the borough’s residents

There is a storm approaching Croydon Town Hall over its new bins system

Residents, thousands  of whom are already angry at the invasion of their properties by unwanted additional wheelie bins, are likely to be furious to learn that our cash-strapped council opted for the smaller bins, at an additional cost of £2.3million.

The new bin collection system, and the expected #CroydonBinChaos, starts next week, with residents already braced for a gap of “21 days or more” between bin collections in warning letters from Veolia.

Nearly two-thirds of respondents to an unscientific Inside Croydon poll have expressed their unhappiness with the new bins.

The council is now claiming that the three-week wait for a bin collection will affect only 18per cent of households. It must…

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