Save food, money and the planet

Feeling the pinch of the cost-of-living crisis? If you’re looking for savings, then why not start in the kitchen? It’s estimated that a staggering one in five bags of food shopping goes to waste each week. Across Surrey that adds up to a substantial amount of food and money that is going to waste every day. As the amount of ...

New report reveals what happened to Surrey’s waste

If you’ve ever wondered what happens to your recycling and rubbish once it’s collected, now you can find out. The Surrey Environment Partnership’s (SEP) new report reveals what happened to Surrey’s waste in 2020-21 and contains detailed information on the waste that was collected, what happened to it and where it went to be treated or recycled. In 2020-21, Surrey …

Grab a reduced-price compost bin in SEP’s spring sale!

Spring is fast approaching and there is no better time to start composting than right now! Which is why the Surrey Environment Partnership (SEP) is holding a ‘double the discount’ sale on compost bins and hot composters this March. You can get £8 off a black, 220-litre compost bin that can compost all garden waste, and even some food waste …

Storm Eunice: Waste collections and street cleaning suspended

2.45pm, Friday 18 February 2022 Crews managed to complete their rounds in some areas before the service was suspended. Please check your service update page for the latest news. 12.30pm, Friday 18 February 2022 Due to extremely dangerous conditions caused by Storm Eunice, and the Met Office red warning now in place for all of Surrey until 3pm, all waste ...

Have a green Christmas and recycle your tree

Give a gift to the planet and remember to recycle your Christmas tree this festive season. You could even go that one step further and reuse your tree next year by re-potting or replanting it. There are a number of ways residents can recycle their tree. Trees can be taken to your local community recycling centre or to a local ...

Green Santa’s present list for the planet

Green Santa is back! As well as wishing us all a merry old time, he has a Christmas wish too – please give a gift to the planet as well as your family and friends. That means avoiding cards with batteries and glitter and steering clear of wrapping paper with a foil or plastic lining. To stay in Green Santa’s …

Guides to waste, recycling and bin collections coming to you soon!

Paper guides to waste, recycling and bin collections are soon to be distributed to all households in Elmbridge, Mole Valley, Surrey Heath and Woking. They land on residents’ doorsteps between 1 and 13 November 2021. Each guide contains information on which items should go in which bins, tips on recycling more and wasting less, advice on recycling at Christmas, a …

Planet friendly prep for the festive season

If you’re looking forward to the festive season, but still want to do your bit for the environment, here’s our 10 top tips for planet friendly festivities: 1. Only buy wrapping paper and cards that can be recycled. Avoid any that contain glitter or foil, are lined with foil or plastic, or include batteries – they can’t be recycled. 2. …

Garden waste collection services

The fortnightly garden waste service has now restarted in Elmbridge, Mole Valley, Surrey Heath and Woking. Subscribers are being contacted by letter or email with further details about the collections and their subscriptions. While there’s more garden waste to collect than usual, and a few driver shortages, we are not currently taking new subscribers to the service. However, you can ...

Disruption to garden waste collection in Woking

The national shortage of HGV drivers is continuing to impact our waste and recycling services. We are working closely with our waste collection contractor, Amey, to ensure disruption to collections is minimised as far as possible. However, garden waste collections will not be possible in Woking this week. If you live in Woking borough and your garden waste is due ...