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Fishers Farm HRRC temporary closure extended for one week

6 December 2017

The temporary closure of Fishers Farm Household Reuse and Recycling Centre (HRRC) in New Addington, Croydon, has been extended by one week. The recycling centre will now reopen at 8am on Monday 18 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. A number of trial pits were dug prior to the work starting so the ground conditions could be established. Unfortunately, now the work has begun, it has become apparent that the ground conditions are more complex and challenging than initially thought. It means the entire site will now need to be resurfaced.

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 would like to apologise to residents for the delay to the re-opening of Fishers Farm HRRC. I appreciate it will be an inconvenience and it is something that our contractors have worked hard to try and avoid. The ground conditions are far more challenging than the trial pits suggested, so we need this additional week to get the work completed. We will also using the time to make further improvements to the design of the site, including a greatly improved pedestrian access. This will mean that in the future local people will be able to visit the site on foot safely.”

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


Notes to Editors

  • The South London Waste Partnership is made up of four London Boroughs (Croydon, Kingston, Merton and Sutton) who are working together to provide improved and more cost-effective waste management services to their residents
  • In October 2015, the South London Waste Partnership awarded a contract to Veolia to manage the six Household Reuse and Recycling Centres (HRRCs) – more commonly known as ‘the tip’ – located across the Partnership region
  • On behalf of the Partnership, Veolia is responsible for:
    General management of the six sites – staffing, equipment and site layout improvements
    The transportation of all materials, and
    The recycling, treatment, and/or disposal of waste collected at all of the HRRC sites (excluding green and residual waste, which is handled by Viridor)
  • The Partnership monitors the contract with Veolia using three key performance indicators:
    Site user experience (measured through satisfaction surveys)
    Health and safety
    Recycling rate achieved – the target is a 70% recycling rate at each of the six sites
  • Information about your local HRRC, including location, opening times and what materials you can recycle/dispose of there, are available from your local council’s website.

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