We had thought that the old, unwanted recycling boxes would be collected in the two weeks after 24 September. Not all were. We understand that the council’s contractor, Veolia, was busy with new collection arrangements in Merton. It now is able to restart collecting the old boxes in Croydon and hopes to complete the work by the end of October. So if you thought you had been forgotten, do not give up hope. Put the old boxes at the front of your property with the lids inside, but otherwise empty, and they should be taken away soon.