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Adverse weather in Surrey

With adverse weather conditions continuing to affect Surrey, residents and drivers are being urged to keep updated on flood alerts and weather warnings. Skips were today provided to help residents affected by flooding clear up debris and throw out rubbish. A list of the locations are below. Advice on what to do after flooding can be found … 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

Families bin £50 worth of food each month – that’s one in five shopping bags

Hard-pressed families are wasting around £50 a month by throwing out food that can still be eaten – the equivalent of binning one in every five shopping bags. National figures show* people in the UK spend £12 billion a year throwing away perfectly good food and in Surrey alone it costs the county council £7.6 … 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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