Textiles and electricals recycling suspended

Collections of clothes, home textiles, small electricals and batteries will be suspended from Monday 30 March until further notice. The processors who usually take these items from us for recycling can no longer guarantee a regular service and there is limited storage space at our waste depots. The textiles recycling banks that are operated by a range of charities are …

Bin collections – what can you do to help?

We’re doing everything we can to keep bin collections running as normal during the Coronavirus pandemic. But it’s likely that services will be impacted soon because of staff shortages due to sickness. To help us prepare, here are some things that you can do to help: Help bin crews operate Due to reduced traffic, your usual collections time may change. …

How to deal with your waste if you’re self-isolating

The Government has advised that anyone who is self-isolating with symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), including those with a diagnosis of the virus, should treat their household waste as follows: Personal waste e.g. used tissues, and disposable cleaning cloths can be stored securely within disposable rubbish bags. These bags should be placed into another bag, tied securely and kept separate from …

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 …