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Surrey residents turn 1,000 tonnes of waste into compost

Surrey residents have composted more than 1,000 tonnes of garden, food and household waste in the past year – as heavy as 64 garden sheds. More than 15,000 bins have been sold through Surrey County Council during the last five years to encourage residents to try composting their rubbish so it rots away naturally. Mike Goodman, … Continue reading

Gold for Godstone Village School

An Olympics inspired compost bin has won Godstone Village School the top prize in a painting competition. As part of Surrey County Council’s home composting campaign, the events team held composting days at several primary and junior schools in Surrey. Each school was given three compost bins and a set of painting materials to give … Continue reading

Surrey more than halves waste sent to landfill

Surrey has saved millions of pounds on its landfill tax bill by more than halving the amount of waste it buries in the ground. In the three year period from 2007/08, the county council reduced the amount of waste it sent to landfill from 64% to 33%. That means Surrey buried around 200,000 tonnes less … Continue reading

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