Street parties can be great fun and a lovely way for the community to get together and celebrate. But they can also be very wasteful events. To minimise waste as much as possible, the Surrey Environment Partnership has put together a few tips for Surrey residents to plan eco-friendly parties. Preparing for your party: • Ask guests to contribute their… Continue Reading Top tips for throwing an eco-friendly Jubilee street party
Springtime brings sun, rain and warmth – everything you need for a beautiful garden except for one key ingredient: nutrient-rich soil. If you want to give some to your garden and help it come to life, grab a discounted compost bin, only available to Surrey residents, in our spring sale! You can buy a black, 220 litre compost bin for… Continue Reading Our May / June compost bin sale has arrived!
If you’ve ever wondered what happens to your recycling and rubbish once it’s collected, now you can find out. Our new report reveals what happened to Surrey’s waste in 2020-21 and contains detailed information on the waste that was collected, what happened to it and where it went to be treated or recycled. In 2020-21, Surrey had the 3rd best… Continue Reading New report reveals what happened to Surrey’s waste
Spring is fast approaching and there is no better time to start composting than right now! Which is why the Surrey Environment Partnership (SEP) is holding a ‘double the discount’ sale on compost bins and hot composters this March. You can get £8 off a black, 220-litre compost bin that can compost all garden waste, and even some food waste… Continue Reading Grab a reduced-price compost bin in SEP’s spring sale!
Lots of ingredients and not enough inspiration? You’re not alone. It’s estimated that a whopping one in five bags of food shopping goes to waste each week. In Surrey alone, over 50,000 tonnes of food waste ended up in rubbish bin last year. The good news is that it’s easier than you think to reduce your food waste. In honour… Continue Reading Top tips for Food Waste Action Week
A new trial scheme, Rethink Waste, is currently urging Elmbridge residents to reduce the amount of waste they produce by offering them incentives, such as charity donations and prizes, to do so. Results of the trial will be used as evidence to inform future work on waste reduction. When residents sign up to the scheme they access fun weekly activities… Continue Reading Trial urges Elmbridge residents to Rethink Waste
Paper guides to waste, recycling and bin collections are soon to be distributed to all households in Surrey. They will land on residents’ doorsteps between 1 and 13 November 2021, although Guildford’s residents received their guides in October. Each guide contains information on which items should go in which bins, tips on recycling more and wasting less and advice on… Continue Reading Guides to waste, recycling and bin collections coming to Surrey households
To celebrate Libraries Week 2021, we asked Katy Newnham, the co-Founder and Creative Director of Wastebuster, a not-for-profit environmental education company, to tell us her top five children’s books about the environment. Here they are: The Lorax by Dr. Seuss is perhaps the most well-known book on the environment and is fantastic because at its core there’s a great story… Continue Reading Celebrate Libraries Week with five children’s books about the environment
Ever looked longingly at your leftovers? The good news is, if you can’t finish your food, it doesn’t have to go to waste. Help the planet by recycling what you can’t eat and turn it into energy that can power your home. Once your food caddy is full, your recycling is collected and taken to an anaerobic digestion facility. Here,… Continue Reading Power the planet with food waste