Home recycling and refuse service
This page is about your new recycling and refuse collection service which started last year.
Rethink your rubbish ... recycle more
Our new service has now started for all houses with individual wheeled refuse bins.
We will follow on from late summer 2013 by starting to introduce the improved recycling arrangements for homes with communal bin areas (including flats, flats above a shop/office and homes using council black sacks). This service will be tailored to the needs of these particular properties.
To check when your bins will be collected see the Where I live section (its on the homepage, right hand column) and enter your house number and postcode.
|Weekly||Weekly||Every other week|
|Food waste||Paper and cardboard|
|Food waste||Paper and cardboard||Mixed recycling (mixed plastic, cans,
glass, Tetra Paks and foil)
|Refuse (anything that can't be recycled)|
- weekly food waste collection – specially designed lockable food caddy (*plus a small caddy for kitchen) - line your caddy with newspaper or a corn starch/compostable liner
- weekly paper and card collection using your existing black box
- refuse and mixed recycling are collected on the same day
- alternate weekly collection of plastics, glass, tetra packs, foil and cans in a wheeled bin
- alternate weekly refuse waste collection – your existing wheeled bin
- garden waste collection (for those who subscribe to the fortnightly service). Garden waste will be collected on the opposite week to your mixed recycling/refuse.
We will fully communicate with you to explain the scheme in good time before any changes take place.
If you have excess refuse/recycling please take it to your local Surrey County Council Community Recycling Centre.
- What can go in each container
- New service quick guide (PDF document [2.6Mb])
- New Service full user guide (PDF document [5Mb])
- How to fold a food caddy liner (PDF document [1.3Mb])
80% of the contents of your bin can be recycled
You told us that you wanted more opportunities to recycle. Plus 80% of the contents of a typical refuse bin can be recycled.
The new service will make it easier for residents to recycle more conveniently from home. It also reduces the amount going to landfill. Your recycling will get turned into:
- paper and cardboard are pulped and dried to make various paper and cardboard products
- mixed cans are sold back to the relevant market
- plastics are sorted and turned into new plastic items
- garden waste is composted into a soil improver (fertiliser)
- food waste is turned into soil conditioner.
Love your home for less
Give your home an affordable makeover with great quality reusable furniture from:
The Surrey Reuse Network (SRN) offers a wide range of good quality items at affordable prices.
The SRN is made up of a group of local charities that collect donated good quality furniture and kitchen appliances and sell at affordable prices. They aim to help the disadvantaged in the community make a house a home, divert items away from landfill and provide volunteering and training opportunities.
For more information about the network, contact details and to find your local showroom visit SRN or call free on 0800 082 0180 (charges apply when using a mobile phone).
In 2011/12 member organisations of the SRN collectively:
- Diverted over 22,000 household items from landfill to reuse.
- Saved over £40,000 to Surrey taxpayers in landfill costs avoided.
- Offered over 100 volunteering opportunities.
- Enabled 10 people move to full time employment.
Help is available for frail or disabled residents who have difficulty moving their bin and/or recycling containers. You can qualify for assisted collections if there is no able bodied member in your household who can help you.
For more information, please call our Help Line on 01737 276000.
If you would like any further details please contact 01737 276292 or email email@example.com
Last updated : 13/05/2013