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Getting rid of our unwanted waste responsibly can make a big difference to the planet, and save money that can be spent on essential services.
Recycling in Surrey report
The Recycling in Surrey report published by the Surrey Environment Partnership (SEP) shows that 54.4% of Surrey’s waste is recycled, composted or reused; the 3rd highest of 29 comparable local authorities in England.
The new report analyses the latest available figures (from 2021-22) and compiles data from all SEP’s partners, the 11 district and borough councils, which collect residents’ waste, and Surrey County Council, which runs the county’s community recycling centres and is responsible for waste disposal.
Reigate & Banstead recycling
Processing your recycling locally into valuable new products helps to preserve the earth’s natural resources. We currently process more than 98% of the borough's recyclable waste in the UK.
On these pages is a summary of where your recycling ends up after we have collected it from your house or from one of our recycling centres.
In 2020/21 we collected:
- more than 56,000 tonnes of waste from the borough's homes and streets
- 15% more paper and card, food and mixed recycling than the previous year, due to the pandemic.
We reached a recycling rate of just over 53% but calculate that more than 80% of our waste could be recycled.
Making sure we recycle right is a quick and easy way to recycle more and make a big different for the environment.