Recycling where you live – Surrey Heath


Grey ghost binRecycling bin

Your recycling bin is emptied on alternate weeks to your rubbish bin.

Yes please

  • Dry paper and cardboard
  • Plastic bottles, pots, tubs and trays – including detergent bottles, cleaning bottles with trigger sprays, yoghurt pots, ready meal tray and ice cream tubs
  • Food and drink cartons
  • Plastic carrier bags and stretchable plastic wrapping
  • Metal food tins and drinks and aerosol cans
  • Plastic and metal lids – please rinse these and put in the recycling bin separately
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Clean aluminium foil and trays

Please rinse out any containers before putting them in your recycling bin.

No thanks: hard plastics (like Tupperware, toys and furniture), liquid soap pumps, polystyrene, batteries, light bulbs and nappies.


Clear waste bagClothes and home textiles

Clothes and home textiles are collected every week. Place clean and dry items into a tied carrier bag, label ‘textiles’, and leave it next to your bin, on your normal collection day.

Yes please

  • All clothes, including shirts, coats, tights and underwear
  • Pairs of shoes
  • Accessories like belts and bags
  • Home textiles including towels and sheets

No thanks: single shoes, wellington boots, rugs and carpets, and stuffed items like cushions and duvets.


Clear waste bagSmall electricals

Small electricals are collected every week. Place items into a tied carrier bag, label ‘electricals’, and leave it next to your bin on your normal collection day.

Yes please

  • Kettles and toasters
  • Hair dryers and straighteners
  • Laptops and games consoles
  • Radios
  • Clocks, alarms and watches
  • Batteries (tie up in a separate bag)

No thanks: large electrical items like televisions or white goods.


caddyOutside food waste bin

Food waste is collected every week from your outside food waste bin. You can use plastic liners and bags to help keep your caddy clean.

Yes please

  • All cooked and uncooked food
  • Tea bags and coffee grounds
  • Fruit and vegetable peelings
  • Egg shells
  • Meat
  • Fish bones and skin
  • Mouldy bread, cakes and pastries
  • Food that’s passed its use by date

No thanks: packaging, liquids like milk or yoghurt, and oil or liquid fat.

Find out more about food waste collections.


Grey ghost binGarden waste

You can subscribe to a garden waste collection service in Surrey Heath and have garden waste collected fortnightly.

Yes please

  • Hedge cuttings
  • Cut flowers, prunings and plants
  • Twigs and small branches
  • Grass cuttings and leaves

No thanks: bricks and rubble, soil and turf, plant pots and plastics, pet waste, food waste, branches thicker than 3″ (7.5cm).

Find out more about how garden waste can be composted at home or taken to Surrey’s recycling centres.


Wheelie black binRubbish bin

Your black rubbish bin is emptied on alternate weeks to your recycling bin. It is for anything that cannot be recycled.

No thanks: batteries and electricals, energy saving light bulbs, gloss or oil based paints, gas canisters and bricks, rubble or soil. Visit a community recycling centre to dispose of these.

The Joint Waste Solutions website has full details of Surrey Heath’s recycling and rubbish service.




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