Grab a double discount on a hot composter

Enjoy double the discount on a hot composter, the perfect zero-waste solution for garden and food waste, during the Surrey Environment Partnership’s August bank holiday weekend sale. For just £57, the advantage of a Green Johanna 330 litre Hot Composter is that it composts ALL of your food waste including meat, fish and dairy. It also leaves you with rich, …

How to dispose of face masks safely

Face masks are a new normal essential, you already need to wear one when travelling on public transport and from 24 July you will also need one when visiting a shop or supermarket. If you’re sporting a disposable face mask, after use, you will need to place it in your rubbish bin as it cannot be recycled. If you’re self-isolating …

Recycle it right

Are you confused about recycling? We all know it’s the right thing to do, but with so many items that can be recycled it’s not easy to remember the right way to do it. That’s where the Surrey Recycles search tool and free app comes in. Simply enter your postcode and the item and you’ll get an instant answer on …

Textiles and electricals recycling restarted

Collections of clothes, home textiles, small electricals and batteries will restart from Monday 1 June. To use the weekly collection service, place your items into a tied standard size plastic carrier bag and leave it next to your rubbish or recycling bin on your collection day. Residents can recycle one bag of textiles and one bag of electricals per week. …

Bag a bank holiday bargain with a half-price compost bin

This bank holiday weekend, Surrey residents can grab a half-price compost bin courtesy of the Surrey Environment Partnership’s amazing flash sale! At a remarkably cheap £10.75, it’s the perfect present for your garden. And while we’re spending more time at home, it’s a great opportunity to do a bit more gardening and use the garden waste to make lovely, nourishing …

Mole Valley food waste collections

We are working hard to keep bin collection services running as normal during the coronavirus pandemic. To help increase efficiency we will be introducing new vehicles and adjusting some collection rounds in Mole Valley. From the week commencing 18 May, all food waste bins in Mole Valley will be emptied using a separate collection vehicle. Residents who did not already …

Bin collections – what can you do to help?

We’re doing everything we can to keep bin collections running as normal during the Coronavirus pandemic. But it’s likely that services will be impacted soon because of staff shortages due to sickness. To help us prepare, here are some things that you can do to help: Help bin crews operate Due to reduced traffic, your usual collections time may change. …

How to deal with your waste if you’re self-isolating

The Government has advised that anyone who is self-isolating with symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), including those with a diagnosis of the virus, should treat their household waste as follows: Personal waste e.g. used tissues, and disposable cleaning cloths, face masks and gloves can be stored securely within disposable rubbish bags. These bags should be placed into another bag, tied securely …

Reduce and recycle your way through Christmas

Did you know that Santa is going green this Christmas? The festive season is the perfect time to think about our environmental impact and it’s easy to give a gift to the planet as well as your loved ones. Santa’s green tips include choosing cards and wrapping paper that can be recycled when you head to the shops. That means …

URGENT: No bin collection strike action in Elmbridge and Surrey Heath

The planned bin collection strike action in Elmbridge and Surrey Heath has been cancelled today and will NOT take place. The strike action had been planned for 5 and 6 November and 19 and 20 November by Amey’s bin collection crews who are members of the GMB Union. Residents should leave their bins out to be emptied as normal on …