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 …

How can I recycle this?

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 our free search tool and the Surrey Recycles app comes in. Simply enter your postcode and the item and you’ll get an instant answer …

Bin collections during planned strike action

We have been informed that strike action by Amey employees working on the waste collection service in Elmbridge and Surrey Heath who are GMB union members is planned for four dates: Tuesday 5 November Wednesday 6 November Tuesday 19 November Wednesday 20 November We are doing everything possible to help Amey to mitigate the strike action and minimise any disruption …

Why bin old favourites? Recycle instead so they live on

Did you know that even worn, holey and broken clothes and home textiles can be recycled in Surrey rather than thrown in your general rubbish bin? Recycled items are either reused in the UK or abroad or turned into new products such as insulation or stuffing – living on in another form and helping to protect the environment as a …

Got grand designs? Do your duty and avoid a fine

Have you got grand designs this summer? Whether you’re doing up your house, getting your dream kitchen or building an awesome extension it pays to know the rules when it comes to your waste. Or you could risk a hefty fine. If your builder takes the waste away and they don’t dispose of it properly, it’s you who can be …

Residents’ recycling results in stunning saving for Surrey

Surrey residents recycled even more food waste in their caddies last year meaning that £310,000 is now being saved every year and helping to protect essential services. Residents’ efforts have made savings because it costs less to recycle food waste (turning it into electricity) than it does to dispose of it. And, even though it’s only a small action, it …

Information on bank holiday bin collections

If you live in Elmbridge, Mole Valley or Woking, your bin collection will stay the same over the bank holiday, so please leave your bins out as usual. In Surrey Heath, your bins will be emptied as a day later than usual next week.        

Keep the good times going by recycling your clothes

The dazzling dress you wore to your birthday party. The trusty bag you took on your hiking holiday. The sparkly shoes you danced in until dawn. Your clothes carry your memories with them. But because recycled clothes and textiles can be worn again either in the UK or abroad, the good times can go on. And if that makes you …

Recycled garden waste makes for the ideal gnome

There’s no place like gnome in the winter, but now it’s time to head outdoors and get your garden prepped for summer. And what better way to get some gnome comforts than to recycle your garden waste and turn it into compost to help new things grow? The best way to do it is to make some gnomegrown compost. It’s …