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 with local variations as to what can be recycled, and how, it’s not always easy! To know what to do with waste that can’t be …

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 …

Give it up for a Hi-Viz Hero! Celebrating Surrey’s bin crews

Despite their hi-viz jackets, the hard work of Surrey’s bin collection crews sometimes goes unnoticed. To reward them, we think it’s time they were celebrated for their hard work! They play an essential part in a system that contributes to Surrey having one of the highest recycling rates in the country, waking up at dawn to collect an average of …

How to dispose of face masks safely

Face masks are a new normal essential, you already need to wear one when travelling on public transport and from 24 July you will also need one when visiting a shop or supermarket. If you’re sporting a disposable face mask, after use, you will need to place it in your rubbish bin as it cannot be recycled. If you’re self-isolating …

Recycle it right

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