The Conservatives on Croydon Council believe that a lot more could be done to recycle refuse instead of filling up scarce landfill sites at considerable cost and permanent damage to the environment.

However, it must be a priority to collect refuse efficiently and the recent experience of Mrs Jansen (Guardian February 6 Beyond a Joke), along with that of a number of households in the Hamsey Green area, suggests that there is a lack of supervision and motivation of the refuse collection teams.

The disabled should not have to hump their refuse to outside their garden gates to ensure collection and residents should be able to rely on their refuse being collected on time.

Coun Lynne Hale

Members' Room

The Town Hall