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Fishers Farm HRRC to remain closed until Friday 22nd December

December 13, 2017

Fishers Farm Household Reuse and Recycling Centre (HRRC) in New Addington, Croydon, will remain closed until Friday 22nd December 2017 to allow upgrade works to be completed.  The site is now due to reopen at 9am on Saturday 23rd December 2017.

Fishers Farm HRRC closed its doors to the public late last month to allow £160,000 worth of site improvements works to take place.  The original planned two-week closure had to be extended by one week when ground conditions proved to be more challenging than anticipated.  This meant that the entire site has to be resurfaced.

Now the closure has been extended again due to the adverse weather conditions.

The site is operated by Veolia on behalf of Croydon Council and the South London Waste Partnership.  Christine Stacey, Contract Manager for Veolia in South London, said:

“I am very sorry that for a second time we have had to extend the closure of Fishers Farm HRRC.  The weather we’ve experienced on site has been extremely cold over the last seven days and this has delayed the project.  

“The entire site needs to be resurfaced.  Pouring concrete when temperatures are below 3ºC is very challenging and takes much longer.  Once the temperature drops below zero, freshly-poured concrete can be damaged to such an extent that it will be unfit for use.  We are working very hard with our contractors to ensure the new and improved HRRC is able to welcome residents through its gates from 9am on Saturday 23rd December.”  

During the temporary closure of Fishers Farm HRRC, Croydon residents are able to use alternative facilities at Factory Lane (CR0 3RL) and Purley Oaks (CR8 1DG).  For details visit


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