Reduce and reuse

Many of the things we throw away haven’t always reached the end of their useful life. There are many ways to reuse items. There are also things we can do to reduce the amount we throw away. Please see the links below to find out more.

Reducing food waste

Take a look at the Recycle for Surrey website for tips, recipes and ideas on how to throw away less.

Compost at home

Home composting is the most environmentally-friendly way to deal with garden waste as it rots down to produce a nutritious compost which you can then use on your garden. You can get advice and buy a compost bin from just £13 from the Recycle for Surrey website.

Surrey Reuse Network

A charity and social enterprise supporting furniture and appliance reuse in Surrey. Visit the Surrey Reuse Network for more information on buying and donating items, or to request a collection.

Cloth nappies

Find out more about reusable cloth nappies including how to borrow a trial kit on the Recycle for Surrey website.

Clothes and home textiles: repair and rewear

Find out more about clothes swapping parties, repairing items and sewing courses on the Recycle for Surrey website.

Reducing junk mail

Register with the Mailing Preference Service to reduce the junk mail you receive. More details are available on the Recycle for Surrey website.