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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

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

Recycling old clothes could save taxpayers £4million-a-year

Recycling old clothes and sheets instead of throwing them in the bin would save Surrey taxpayers more than £4million-a-year. An analysis of rubbish thrown away in Surrey has found that 10,500 tonnes of unwanted clothes and home textiles were discarded last year even though they could have been used again or recycled into useful products. … Continue reading

Discarded furniture would snake up and down Box Hill 10 times

If all the reusable sofas and beds that were thrown away in Surrey last year were laid end to end, they would snake up and down Box Hill 10 times. The line would contain 25,000 pieces of furniture and stretch for 30 miles. In total, 4,500 tonnes of furniture which could still be used are … 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

Share your recipes for leftovers on Love Food Surrey’s new Facebook app

A new Facebook app has been launched by Surrey County Council to encourage the county’s residents to share recipes which turn lovely leftovers into tasty treats. Creating the app is the latest way the council’s Love Food Surrey campaign is helping residents to reduce the 75,000 tonnes of uneaten food which is thrown away in … Continue reading

Every week in Surrey we throw away enough strawberries to cover a tennis court

And every day in Surrey we throw away two shed loads of bananas. These alarming statistics form part of Surrey County Council’s Love Food Surrey campaign which encourages people to think about how much food they are throwing away. Through shopping smarter and using leftovers, it’s estimated the average family could save up to £50 … Continue reading

Discarded sofas and beds would cover the width of Surrey

An estimated 30,000 sofas and beds that could have been reused were thrown away in Surrey last year – enough to stretch across the width of the county if they were laid end to end. The amount of potentially reusable sofas and beds that could have been rehomed would have stretched around 36 miles, more … 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

Waste watchers challenge

Surrey County Council is challenging families to see how much they could reduce their household food waste by in five days. The challenge is part of the Love Food Surrey campaign and aims to highlight and tackle the enormous amount of food being wasted by residents in Surrey. John Furey, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member … Continue reading

Surrey’s food waste team hit the road

Residents are able to pick up easy, practical advice and food saving gadgets such as recipe cards, to help cut down the amount of food they throw away at a number of roadshows being run across the county. The 35 roadshows form part of Surrey Waste Partnership’s Love Food Surrey campaign which is encouraging people … Continue reading

BlackBerry launches video of council’s waste app

Research in Motion has launched a video of an application Surrey County Council created for its BlackBerry smartphone to stop residents forking out £1 million a year on trade waste. The council developed the app for a van and trailer permit scheme to help prevent residents paying to dispose of trade waste dumped at community recycling centres … Continue reading

Can you freeze eggs?

Can you freeze eggs? And is it safe to leave an open tin of beans in the fridge? Answers to these questions and many more are given by chef Carmela Tomkins on Surrey County Council’s Love Food Surrey campaign website. It features a host of recipe ideas for leftovers, shopping and food storage tips. John … Continue reading

Savings of almost £20 million identified in environment directorate

Detail: Savings of almost £20 million have been identified as part of a public value review into Surrey County Council’s environment and infrastructure directorate. The efficiencies will be made by 2017. They will include striking better deals with suppliers and working more closely with other councils and organisations, including through the SE7 collaboration of local … Continue reading

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