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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

Food waste reduced by 1.1 million tonnes – enough to fill Wembley Stadium

Following an announcement by waste reduction organisation WRAP that household food waste in the UK fell by 1.1 million tonnes over three years, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Transport and Environment Ian Lake said: “It’s encouraging to see people are throwing out less food which saves money and benefits the environment. However, there is … Continue reading

Plans to recycle more building waste

Surrey County Council has asked for comments on plans to recycle more building waste in the county. Each year around 370,000 tonnes of construction and demolition aggregates, including concrete, bricks and masonry, are recycled in Surrey. The council’s aim is to increase this to 900,000 tonnes a year by 2026. By using more recycled materials … Continue reading

Nearly 24,000 people sign up to Surrey’s waste app

Nearly 24,000 people sign up to Surrey’s waste app Context: Nearly 24,000 people have signed up to a free smartphone scheme that helps to prevent Surrey residents forking out £1 million a year to dispose of trade waste. Surrey County Council developed its own BlackBerry application for a van and trailer permit scheme that aims … Continue reading

Weird and wonderful items thrown out

A sailing boat, an 8ft polystyrene snowman and a coffin are just some of the weird and wonderful items people have taken to Surrey County Council community recycling centres. A tortoise had a lucky escape when it was accidentally tipped into a green waste bin before being spotted and an absent minded husband may have … Continue reading

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