Croydon and Recycling

MQT on 2007-05-23
Session date: 
May 23, 2007
Question By: 
Darren Johnson
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Further to my question in December 2006 when you confirmed that Croydon Council does not appear to be achieving the minimum requirement of one recycling site per 500 households for residents in blocks of flats, can you update me on any progress your officers have made in working with Croydon officers to resolve this?


Answer for Croydon and Recycling

Answer for Croydon and Recycling

Answered By: 
The Mayor

GLA officers met with London Borough of Croydon officers in February 2007 to discuss all aspects of waste and recycling and are due to meet again shortly. Croydon officers have confirmed that they intend to provide all flats with near entry recycling facilities and currently aim to achieve this by 2010. In 2006/07 a further 100 near entry sites were established in Croydon. For 2007/08 funding has been agreed to provide recycling services for all Council-managed flats and they intend to focus on private estates in subsequent years. GLA officers are awaiting confirmation as to whether this achieves my target of 1 site per 500 properties. Croydon's recycling rate for 2005/06 was a very disappointing 16 per cent, well short of its 30 per cent target and the London average of 21 per cent. Croydon's plans to improve its recycling rate, including through expanding its flats recycling services, will feature prominently in the next officer meeting.