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 in Surrey. Avoid any that contain glitter, are lined with foil or plastic, and 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 …

How you can help the fight against fly-tipping

If you’re getting someone in to work on your house or garden, before you agree anything, check they are a registered waste carrier. That way you’ll have peace of mind that when your trader takes your waste away it won’t be dumped, causing damage to Surrey’s beautiful countryside and unnecessary work for your council. It’s easy to do and could …

What to do if your recycling bin has been tagged

Did you know that if the wrong items are put into a recycling bin, it could mean the whole truckload isn’t recycled? We want to recycle as much as possible, which is why Amey’s bin collection crews are trained to spot when a recycling bin has the wrong items in. If it does, the crew won’t empty the bin and …