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. …

Driver shortages impact collection services

You’ll be aware from news reports that the national shortage of HGV drivers is continuing to worsen. It is now impacting a wide range of businesses and organisations and the situation is not expected to improve for some months. We are working closely with our waste collection contractor Amey to minimise disruption to collections as much as possible and prioritise ...

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 ...

Grab a compost bin saving in SEP’s summer sale!

Summer is a great time to start composting at home – the grass needs cutting, bushes need pruning, and your garden waste needs composting. Take full advantage of the season with the Surrey Environment Partnership’s (SEP) summer compost bin sale! Get £4 off a black, 330-litre compost bin which can compost all garden waste, and even some food waste such …

Over 83,000 tonnes of recyclable waste wasn’t recycled in Surrey in 2019-20

A new report published by the Surrey Environment Partnership (SEP) reveals what happened to waste produced in Surrey in 2019-20 and shows that 83,613 tonnes of waste that could have been recycled wasn’t because it was put into rubbish bins. This is equivalent to the weight of over 6,500 double decker buses. It is bad for the environment when items …

Confused about recycling? You’re not alone!

It’s always a good idea to ‘know before you throw’ as putting the wrong items in the recycling bin can spoil the rest of the recycling, and it costs more for councils to deal with. But as recycling can be confusing it’s not surprising to know at least one unrecyclable item goes into our recycling each week – and across …

Grab a compost bin saving in SEP’s spring sale

Spring is the perfect time to start composting at home – the grass needs cutting, bushes need pruning, and your garden waste needs composting. Take full advantage of the season with Surrey Environment Partnership’s (SEP) spring compost bin sale! Get your hands on an exclusively discounted, black, 330 litre compost bin for just £17.70 (including delivery). You can compost all …