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 waste

To learn more about reducing waste, sign up to Rethink Waste, a scheme available to Surrey residents that rewards them for reducing their waste, now!

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

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 £14.20 from the Surrey Environment Partnership website.

Passing bulky items on for reuse

There are a range of organisations that collect and deliver bulky items such as furniture for reuse. Contact your local one below:

Cloth nappies

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

Clothes and home textiles: repair and rewear

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

Reducing junk mail

Register with the Mailing Preference Service to reduce the junk mail you receive.