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VIDEO: Proposal not to close any recycling centres pending review approved

The county council’s Cabinet today approved a proposal announced by leader Tim Oliver not to close any community recycling centres pending a thorough review of Surrey’s waste and recycling service following a series of consultations.

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

ROUND UP: Fire engines to highlight co-responding duties; Have an appy Christmas

Fire engines to highlight co-responding duties Fire engines will be taking on a new look to highlight Surrey firefighters’ role to respond to certain medical emergencies. Surrey Fire and Rescue Service’s 30 fire engines will display artwork about the potentially lifesaving medical support and equipment crews can provide with nearly 440 firefighters now trained up for … Continue reading

Recycle plastic bottles to save taxpayers £200,000-a-year

More than £200,000-a-year would be saved for frontline services if every Surrey resident recycled one extra plastic bottle per week instead of throwing it in the bin. As Recycle Week gets underway, Surrey County Council has revealed that 25,000 tonnes of plastic waste are thrown away each year instead of being recycled – a recycling … Continue reading

Save £200,000 by recycling a plastic bottle

Surrey residents are being urged to recycle one extra plastic bottle a week and save the county over £200,000 a year to go back into frontline services. Only 27 per cent of recyclable plastics – such as bottles, pots, tubs and trays – are currently being recycled in Surrey’s households, and the county council is … Continue reading

Glue beauty

A high-tech glue has revolutionised Surrey’s road repairs and is set to save taxpayers millions by recycling old roads and making them new. Instead of ripping up old roads and laying new ones, Surrey County Council is now mixing a super-flexible glue with recycled tarmac to transform it into a brand new surface. In a … Continue reading

Digital switchover leads to a 40% increase in TV recycling

The digital switchover has led to a 40% rise in the number of televisions being recycled, which is good news for golfers with a green conscience. Almost every part of a television can be recycled, including glass screens that can be transformed into bunker sand for golf courses and plastic parts that can be reused … Continue reading

The 12 tweets of Christmas

The 12 tweets of Christmas are helping cooks save money and reduce food waste this festive season. Ditching the Brussels sprouts and choosing the perfect size turkey are just two of the hints and tips that professional Surrey chef Carmela Tomkins is offering on Twitter during the countdown to Christmas. She is tweeting every day … 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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