SMRT project

SMRT project Contamination of dry mixed recycling (DMR) is a serious and expensive issue that is best avoided as it costs councils, and the taxpayer, a lot of money to put right. The term ‘contamination’ refers to the presence of the wrong items in recycling bins. It can result in a whole truckload of recycling being rejected and disposed of… Continue Reading SMRT project

Recycling and Waste Service Guides

 Recycling and waste service guides Each year the JWS team works with SEP’s partner authorities to develop localised printed guides to recycling and waste to be distributed in their area. Management of the design, print and distribution of the guides by JWS means that costs can be saved by reducing the number of staff required to create them and procuring… Continue Reading Recycling and Waste Service Guides

Own Your Impact campaign

Own Your Impact campaign In 2022 we introduced the Own Your Impact (OYI) campaign across Surrey. The aim was to stimulate and sustain changes in attitude and behaviour and encourage Surrey residents to consider the impact of their actions in relation to waste reduction and recycling. Campaign phases focused on: Food waste reduction and recycling. Reducing contamination of recycling bins.… Continue Reading Own Your Impact campaign

SEP 25

SEP 2025 – a partnership approach to waste and recycling SEP 2025 is an interim plan that was developed to bridge the gap between Surrey’s existing, out-of-date Joint Municipal Waste Management Strategy (JMWMS) and the Government’s new measures for dealing with recycling and waste that were expected following the publication of the Resources and Waste Strategy in 2018. In such… Continue Reading SEP 25

Rethink Waste trial

Rethink Waste trial Between November 2021 and October 2022, the JWS team managed the trial of Rethink Waste, a waste reduction incentive scheme, in Elmbridge. The scheme works via an interactive digital platform that all Elmbridge residents could sign up to. Once registered, residents had access to their own personalised interactive dashboard through which they could engage with tailored content… Continue Reading Rethink Waste trial

Our work

Our work The 2022-23 Surrey Environment Partnership (SEP) programme of work was designed to achieve the aims of SEP’s three joint strategies, which focused on waste reduction, food waste recycling and reducing the contamination of dry mixed recycling. The programme is delivered by the Joint Waste Solutions team. You can find out more about how the partnership works by reading… Continue Reading Our work

Recycling and rubbish around the county

Recycling and rubbish around the county District or borough councilRecycling and rubbish produced per person (kg)Proportion recycled, composted or reused (%)Proportion recycled, composted or reused (%) Elmbridge Borough Council377.051.371.5 Epsom & Ewell Borough Council370.854.360.8 Guildford Borough Council376.559.385.5 Mole Valley District Council378.354.271.0 Reigate & Banstead Borough Council367.455.698.1 Runnymede Borough Council328.349.672.4 Spelthorne Borough Council354.346.470.9 Surrey Heath Borough Council352.059.273.8 Tandridge District Council383.759.985.2 Waverley… Continue Reading Recycling and rubbish around the county