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New Partnership contract delivers huge boost to recycling alongside financial savings

September 26, 2017

  • Sutton Council’s recycling rate for April, May and June 2017 tops 50% – up at least 10 percentage points
  • Boost in recycling prompted by introduction of new waste and recycling collection service
  • Four-borough contract with Veolia will see harmonised collection service rolled out to one million south Londoners by 2019

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Residents love their local Recycling Centre

September 1, 2017

Residents in the four London boroughs of Croydon, Kingston, Merton and Sutton are very satisfied with the services provided at their local Household Reuse and Recycling Centres.

A survey of more than 6,700 site users over the last 12 months has revealed that: Read more

One million Londoners to receive harmonised recycling and rubbish collections

April 3, 2017

  • £209m contract with Veolia will increase recycling rates, reduce confusion, minimise waste and save money
  • £26m contract with idverde will see parks and grounds maintenance services delivered across two boroughs

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Purley Oaks Recycling Centre re-opens for business

December 19, 2016

Purley Oaks Household Reuse and Recycling Centre (HRRC) re-opened as planned this morning (19 December) following a two-week closure to enable upgrade works to be carried out. Read more

£1m ‘Beddington Community Benefit Fund’ launched to support community-led projects

November 21, 2016

A major new fund has been launched that will provide community-led projects and organisations in the four boroughs of Sutton, Croydon, Merton and Kingston with one million pounds of financial support over the next 25 years. Read more

Temporary closure of Purley Oaks HRRC to enable upgrade works

October 26, 2016

Purley Oaks Household Reuse and Recycling Centre (HRRC) in Croydon is set for an upgrade this winter, with the aim of improving the layout, reducing the need to close the site during operational hours and shortening the queues.  The site will close for a two-week period from Monday 5 December until Sunday 18 December to allow the works to take place.  The site will reopen at 8.00am on Monday 19 December. Read more

Residents encouraged to ‘Repair and Reuse’ this autumn

September 29, 2016

Residents across Croydon, Kingston, Merton and Sutton will be encouraged to ‘Repair and Reuse’ instead of ‘Throw and Replace’ at a series of events across the region this autumn. Read more

Beddington Farmlands Open Days

August 9, 2016

Get a sneak preview of how an active landfill site is being transformed into a wildlife conservation area Read more

Croydon residents asked to share their views on plans to upgrade Purley Oaks HRRC

June 7, 2016

Residents of Croydon are being encouraged to share their views on plans to upgrade Purley Oaks Household Reuse and Recycling Centre.  Croydon Council and Veolia (who operate the site on the council’s behalf) want to close the site for a two-week period in order to improve the layout and upgrade facilities.   Read more

Veolia and The Landscape Group move a step closer to ‘Preferred Bidder’ status for waste collection, street cleaning and parks maintenance services

May 27, 2016

Veolia (ES) UK Limited and The Landscape Group (TLG) have emerged from the South London Waste Partnership’s 18-month competitive tender procurement process as the two recommended ‘Preferred Bidders’ to deliver a range of environmental services on behalf of Sutton, Merton, Croydon and Kingston councils. Read more