Waste and recycling information during the Coronavirus pandemic

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

How to deal with your waste if you’re self-isolating

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

Compostable products broken down

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

Mole Valley reaches 50th sign-up for refill movement, 12 November 2019

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

How do I recycle this?

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?

Mole Valley joins refill movement, 3 September 2019

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

Food waste recycling results in £310,000 saving for Surrey, 13 June 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