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BINMAGEDDON!: How Veolia is transforming Croydon

Surprise bins emptied on Wednesday. Notice the general waste bin is a lot smaller!

Inside Croydon

The abundant blooms of roses in the front garden of a typical terraced home in Addiscombe

Croydon Council says that 75 per cent of households in the borough are having their bin collection days changed, all as part of an effort to increase recycling rates and to make contractors Veolia’s work more efficient.

Oh, and to save the council £5million a year.

That money, the council says, will be used to protect front-line services. Though many people feel that their bin collections are a front-line service.

It’s doing nothing to protect resident’s front gardens, however.

Residents have recoiled in horror at the sight of serried ranks of black wheelie bins lining the pavements of our streets.

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