If you live at any of the flats below in the Spelthorne area, you will recently have received a letter about the launch of a new food or recycling service coming to you in April. Due to coronavirus the launch of this service has been postponed until further notice. • Irwin Court • Oak House • St Michael’s • Hooper… Continue Reading Postponed – new food waste service for Spelthorne flats
We are doing all that we can to keep waste and recycling collection services as normal during the Coronavirus pandemic. The latest advice can be found below, please continue to check this page for regular updates. Bin collections – what can you do to help? How to deal with your waste if you’re self-isolating
We’re doing everything we can to keep bin collections running as normal during the Coronavirus pandemic. But it’s likely that services will be impacted soon because of staff shortages due to parental leave or sickness. To help us prepare, here are some things that you can do to help: Help bin crews operate Due to reduced traffic, your usual collections… Continue Reading Bin collections – what can you do to help?
The Government has advised that anyone who is self-isolating with symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), including those with a diagnosis of the virus, should treat their household waste as follows: Personal waste e.g. used tissues, and disposable cleaning cloths can be stored securely within disposable rubbish bags. These bags should be placed into another bag, tied securely and kept separate from… Continue Reading How to deal with your waste if you’re self-isolating
To celebrate World Wildlife Day, we asked Woking resident and nature lover, Brian James, about using food waste to feed wildlife. Here’s Brian, in his own words: “When I was at junior school, my mother used to feed breakfast food scraps to the robins. If she was at all slow in doing so, they would flutter and peck at the… Continue Reading How to use food waste to feed wildlife
In the race to cut down on plastic, alternative products labelled ‘biodegradable’ or ‘compostable’ including cutlery, plates, packaging and coffee cups are filling supermarket shelves. These products shouldn’t go in your recycling, food or garden waste bin and might not be suitable for home composting. Here’s why… Food and garden waste in Surrey is recycled using processes that require the… Continue Reading Compostable products broken down
One of Surrey Environment Partnership’s partners, Mole Valley District Council (MVDC), has seen enthusiasm from businesses in their support for the recently-established ‘Refill Mole Valley’ scheme. Over 50 local businesses have already signed up to list themselves as a Refill Station. MVDC only joined forces with founders of the Refill Campaign, City to Sea, in September this year, but more… Continue Reading Mole Valley reaches 50th sign-up for refill movement, 12 November 2019
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 free Surrey Recycles search tool and app comes in. Simply enter your postcode and the item and you’ll get an instant answer on… Continue Reading How do I recycle this?
Having declared a Climate Emergency earlier this year, Surrey Environment Partnership member Mole Valley District Council has taken a stand against single use plastics and is inviting local businesses to join the Refill Mole Valley scheme and inspire others to take action too. Mole Valley District Council (MVDC) has joined forces with not-for-profit organisation, City to Sea’s, national Refill Campaign… Continue Reading Mole Valley joins refill movement, 3 September 2019
Surrey residents recycled even more food waste in their caddies last year meaning that £310,000 is now being saved every year and helping to protect essential services. But even though big savings are already being made, more food waste could be recycled – if all food waste in Surrey went into caddies, it would save an extra £3 million a… Continue Reading Food waste recycling results in £310,000 saving for Surrey, 13 June 2019
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