Recycling where you live – Guildford

Recycling where you live - Guildford Download the Guildford 2020 service guide. Recycling bin Recycling is collected from your green bin, communal wheeled bin or sacks (if your property has been assessed and is unsuitable for bins) every other week. Yes please Dry paper and cardboard Plastic bottles, pots, tubs and trays - including detergent bottles, cleaning bottles with trigger… Continue Reading Recycling where you live – Guildford

Tins and cans

Tins and cans Food tins and drinks cans are made from steel or aluminium. Both of these items can be turned into new tins and cans again and again without any loss of quality. How are tins and cans recycled? After being collected from your recycling bin, your tins and cans are transported to a sorting facility, where they are… Continue Reading Tins and cans

Plastics

Plastics Once your plastic bottles, pots, tubs and trays have been recycled they could become a picnic bench, football shirt or children's toy. How are plastics recycled? After being collected from your recycling bin, your plastics are transported to a sorting facility, where they are separated from other recyclable materials like paper, cardboard, tins, cans and glass. The plastics are… Continue Reading Plastics

Paper and card

Paper and card Paper mills make a variety of papers from different recycled materials including; newspapers, cardboard boxes, writing paper, toilet rolls and tissue paper. In only seven days your newspaper could be recycled and made into next week's newspaper. How is paper and card recycled? After being collected from your recycling bin, your paper and card is transported to… Continue Reading Paper and card

Glass

Glass Once your glass bottles and jars have been recycled they become either more glass bottles and jars, or are ground up to be used in roads. How are glass bottles and jars recycled? After being collected from your recycling bin, your glass is transported to a sorting facility, where it is separated from other recyclable materials like paper, cardboard,… Continue Reading Glass

What happens to your recycling

What happens to your recycling You can find out more about what happens to your recycling by selecting the material types below. To find out more about where your recycling is taken, view the register of end destinations. The Surrey Environment Partnership, made up of Surrey County Council and the 11 district and borough councils in the county, has signed the… Continue Reading What happens to your recycling

Education resources for Surrey schools

Education resources for Surrey schools Surrey Primary Schools – Don't miss out on your free Wastebuster membership All Surrey primary schools are being provided with free access to the Wastebuster waste and environmental education programme. Wastebuster helps schools reduce waste, explore waste in the curriculum and work towards Eco-Schools Awards. For a reminder of your school's Wastebuster login please email: info@wastebuster.co.uk What is… Continue Reading Education resources for Surrey schools

Single-use plastics

Single-use plastics Single-use or disposable plastic items are designed to be used only once. Some, such as plastic bottles, can be recycled; but not all can be. Find out what plastics you can recycle where you live or search to find out how to dispose of a specific item. Reduce the amount of single-use plastic you use Carry a refillable water bottle rather… Continue Reading Single-use plastics

Nappies

Nappies Disposable nappies Disposable nappies can't be recycled and should be put into your rubbish bin, as they contaminate recycling. Cloth nappies There are many reasons to use cloth nappies (also known as real nappies): Babies that use cloth nappies are often potty-trained earlier than others, and there's no greater risk of nappy rash. Overall you're likely to spend less… Continue Reading Nappies