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All 15 community recycling centres to stay open

All 15 of Surrey’s community recycling centres (CRCs) will remain open and there will be no charges for wood waste, under proposals to be agreed by Surrey County Council’s cabinet. The recommendations to be discussed by the cabinet on Tuesday 29 October include: · Keeping Bagshot, Cranleigh, Dorking and Warlingham CRCs open on their current … Continue reading

VIDEO: First of 1.2 million new trees for Surrey planted

The first of 1.2 million new trees for Surrey were planted on Saturday (5 October) at the Surrey Hills Wood Fair. It was the launch of the Surrey County Council project to plant a new tree for every resident by 2030. The people who planted the first trees included Vice Lord Lieutenant of Surrey Bill … Continue reading

Cabinet Member calls for government support in tackling unauthorised waste sites

Surrey Councillor Mike Goodman has raised concerns that the current system of dealing with unauthorised waste sites isn’t effective in a letter to the Secretary of State. The Cabinet Member for Environment and Waste highlighted issues in the planning and licensing system for waste sites as well capacity issues within the Environment Agency in a … Continue reading

Tackling air quality around schools

Now children are back at school, Surrey County Council is encouraging parents and carers to switch off their car engines while they’re waiting to pick up children at the end of the day. This is to help improve air quality. Earlier in the summer Mike Goodman, Cabinet Member for Environment and Waste, went out with … Continue reading

Be part of Surrey’s Greener Future

Mike Goodman, Cabinet Member for Environment and Waste, would like to hear ideas from Surrey’s communities on how we can tackle climate change.  

Improved bus services from September

Surrey County Council has been working with local bus operators to offer residents improved services on a number of routes from Monday 2 September. The changes are: Service 28 – Woking, Brookwood, Pirbright, Worplesdon, Guildford The council has worked with Falcon Buses to provide an hourly service, an improvement on the current service which runs … Continue reading

Tackling climate change in Surrey

Residents can now share their views on how Surrey County Council can take action to tackle climate change in the county. The council wants to know what local communities are already doing to reduce their environmental impact, or what would encourage other people to change their behaviour at home and work. Local environmental groups, professionals, … Continue reading

A320 north corridor improvements are a regional priority

Responding to today’s news that the A320 north corridor has been identified as a priority road scheme for the south east, Surrey County Council’s Deputy Leader Colin Kemp said: “The A320 north corridor scheme is important for Runnymede borough’s local plan and also to increase capacity of the local road network which will support housing … Continue reading

VIDEO: New environmental initiatives announced by Mike Goodman

At the Surrey Rural Economy Conference today, Mike Goodman, Cabinet Member for Environment and Waste, announced some of the ways Surrey County Council is supporting the environment and helping to tackle climate change. Work which has been supported by Michael Gove, Surrey Heath MP and Secretary of State for the Environment. The conference was organised … Continue reading

Surrey sets out plans for the environment

Welcoming the Government’s announcement that it’s setting a legal target for the UK to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050, Mike Goodman, Cabinet Member for Environment and Waste, said: “We have been lobbying the Government to make a clear commitment to reach zero carbon emissions, so are delighted that this is becoming a priority. … Continue reading

Reality TV businessman guilty of allowing huge illegal rubbish tip to build up in Surrey countryside

A reality TV businessman has been found guilty of allowing thousands of tonnes of rubbish to be dumped illegally on green belt Surrey land he manages. In a case brought by Surrey County Council, Daniel Hill, 36, was convicted by a jury after piles of waste were repeatedly tipped at a site in Pirbright next … Continue reading

Surrey Waste Partnership win award for innovative recycling project

The Surrey Waste Partnership (SWP) has been recognised by a leading industry body for work that is helping Surrey residents who live in blocks of flats to recycle more. The partnership’s flats team won the Team of the Year prize awarded by the Local Authority Recycling Advisory Committee (LARAC) at its 2018 celebration awards. Working … Continue reading

VIDEO: Mike Goodman calls for residents to give their views on caring for Surrey’s countryside

County council Cabinet Member for Environment and Transport Mike Goodman is calling on residents to give their views on caring for Surrey’s countryside in a survey launched today.

Surrey charities set to benefit from new re-use shop funding scheme

Four Surrey-based charities are set to benefit from a windfall, thanks to Revive re-use shop customers, Surrey County Council and SUEZ recycling and recovery UK. The Revive shop charity scheme sees a portion of money raised from the four shops across Surrey donated to local charities which were chosen by customers. The first four charities … Continue reading

VIDEO: Rise in food waste recycling saves £200,000 in a year

Surrey residents saved an extra £200,000 to help protect essential services last year just by putting more food waste in caddies. Food waste is more expensive to dispose of when it’s thrown in with the rubbish instead of being put in caddies for recycling. The Surrey Waste Partnership – made up of Surrey County Council … Continue reading

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