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 54.0% of Surrey’s waste is recycled, composted or reused; the joint 2nd highest of the comparable local authorities in England.

The new report analyses the latest available figures (from 2022-23) and compares 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.

Read the Recycling in Surrey report (

Reigate & Banstead recycling

Processing your recycling locally into valuable new products helps to preserve the earth’s natural resources. We currently process over 97% 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 2023/24 we collected:

  • more than 56,000 tonnes of waste from the borough's homes and streets 

We reached a recycling rate of 54.2% in 2022/23 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.