Find out about some of the Surrey Environment Partnership’s (SEP) projects.

New ways of working together

SEP is investigating new ways of working together to make waste services even more efficient and effective. This includes; how the partnership is best governed to make decisions together whilst enabling flexibility, how the partnership funding works and how waste services are designed.

Joint Waste Solutions

The partnership has supported four of Surrey’s district and borough councils to bring their waste collection services together to form Joint Waste Solutions. They have jointly procured a single waste, recycling and street cleaning contract.

By working together there will be estimated savings of around £2.5 million a year while maintaining high quality customer service. Find out more by visiting the Joint Waste Solutions website.


The partnership adopted a joint fly-tipping strategy in 2016 which aimed to tackle fly-tipping in the county. This includes co-ordinating and enhancing prevention, investigation and enforcement activities. Visit the joint communications page to find out about the SEP fly-tipping campaign, and the Surrey Environment Partnership website to see more information about fly-tipping.


A team dedicated to improving recycling and tackling contamination of bins in blocks of flats has been established by the partnership. They are working with Surrey’s district and borough councils in key flat developments, for a two year project that started in March 2017.

They are identifying where improvements can be made, trialling new communal bins and helping to introduce new services such as textiles and small electrical collections where possible. The team will also share what they learn across the partnership.