Garden waste

Garden waste like grass cuttings, hedge trimmings or fallen leaves can usually be recycled in three ways by composting at home, subscribing to your local garden waste collection service or taking it to a community recycling centre. However on 24 March 2020 following Government advice regarding the coronavirus pandemic, Surrey County Council closed all community recycling centres until further notice. Please try to reduce or reuse where possible, and limit clear outs to avoid overfilling your bins – all this will help your bin crews while services come under increasing pressure.

Your garden waste should never be thrown away as general waste, as this is bad for the environment and expensive for the tax payer. It is also illegal to dump garden waste in parks or wooded areas, or in other places for the council to collect. This is fly-tipping and should be reported if seen.