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Fishers Farm HRRC to remain closed until Friday 22nd December

13 December 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


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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