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Recycling services in Surrey

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Elmbridge

Wheelie binRecycling bin

Your blue lidded recycling bin is emptied on alternate weeks to your rubbish bin.

Excess recycling that doesn't fit in your blue lidded bin can be put in tied clear plastic bags beside your recycling bin on collection day (but not in black or opaque bags).

Yes please

  • Dry paper and cardboard
  • Plastic bottles, pots, tubs and trays - including detergent bottles, yoghurt pots, ready meal trays and ice cream tubs
  • Metal food tins and drinks cans
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Clean aluminium foil and trays

Please rinse out any containers before putting them in your recycling bin.

No thanks: food and drink cartons, aerosols, hard plastics (like Tupperware, toys and furniture), plastic bags, plastic film, polystyrene, food pouches (like pet food or baby food pouches), light bulbs and nappies.


Outside food waste bin Food waste bin

Food waste is collected every week from your outside food waste bin. You can use plastic liners and bags to help keep your caddy clean.

Yes please

  • All cooked and uncooked food
  • Tea bags and coffee grounds
  • Fruit and vegetable peelings
  • Egg shells
  • Meat
  • Fish bones and skin
  • Mouldy bread, cakes and pastries
  • Food that’s passed its use by date

No thanks: packaging, liquids like milk or yoghurt, and oil or liquid fat.

Find out more about food waste collections.


Clothes and small electricalsClear recycling bag

The British Heart Foundation operates a collection for clothes and small electricals several times a year. It will collect clothes and pairs of shoes; books, CDs and DVDs; toys; and small electricals like kettles, television boxes, hair dryers, radios and table lamps.

Items should be clean and in a saleable condition, and electricals should be in full working order. Find out more about the British Heart Foundation collections.

Visit the Elmbridge Borough Council website for full details of the recycling and rubbish service.


Garden waste binGreen wheelie bin with brown lid

You can subscribe to a garden waste collection service and have garden waste collected from a brown lidded bin. Find out more about the Elmbridge garden waste collection.

Yes please

  • Hedge cuttings
  • Cut flowers, prunings and plants
  • Twigs and small branches
  • Grass cuttings and leaves

No thanks: bricks and rubble, soil and turf, plant pots and plastics, food waste and branches thicker than 3” (7.5cm).

Find out more about how garden waste can be composted at home or taken to Surrey's recycling centres.


Rubbish binLight green wheelie bin

Your green lidded rubbish bin is emptied on alternate weeks to your recycling bin. It is for anything that cannot be recycled.

No thanks: batteries and electricals, energy saving light bulbs, gloss or oil based paints, gas canisters and bricks, rubble or soil. Visit a community recycling centre to dispose of these.

Visit the Elmbridge Borough Council website for full details of the recycling and rubbish service.

Epsom and Ewell - New Simply Weekly Recycling service

Recycling binWheelie dark green

Your green recycling bin is emptied every week. Flats have their own labelled recycling bins.

Yes please:

  • Dry paper and cardboard
  • Plastic bottles, pots, tubs and trays - including detergent bottles, yoghurt pots, ready meal trays and ice cream tubs
  • Food and drink cartons
  • Metal tins, cans and aerosols

Please rinse out any containers before putting them in your recycling bin.

No thanks: foil, nappies, small electricals, light bulbs and glass bottles and jars (put these in your green recycling box).


Green recycling box    Box-green

Please put your glass bottles and jars in your green recycling box for collection every week. Please remove metal lids and caps and place them separately in your green recycling bin.

Please rinse out glass bottles and containers before putting them in your recycling box.


Clear textile bag

Clothes and home textiles

Please put textiles in a separate clearly labelled bag and place them next to your green recycling box. Please make sure they are clean and are kept dry.

Yes please:

  • All clothes, including shirts, coats, tights and underwear
  • Pairs of shoes
  • Accessories like belts and bags
  • Home textiles including towels and sheets

No thanks: single shoes and stuffed items like cushions and duvets.


Outside food waste binFood caddy

Food waste is collected every week from your outside food waste bin. You can use plastic liners and bags to help keep your caddy clean.

Yes please

  • All cooked and uncooked food
  • Tea bags and coffee grounds
  • Fruit and vegetable peelings
  • Egg shells
  • Meat
  • Fish bones and skin
  • Mouldy bread, cakes and pastries
  • Food that’s passed its use by date

No thanks: packaging, liquids like milk or yoghurt, and oil or liquid fat.

Find out more about food waste collections.


Garden waste binWheelie bin brown

You can subscribe to a garden waste collection service and have garden waste collected from a brown bin, or reusable sacks. For more information please visit Epsom and Ewell Borough Council's website.

Yes please

  • Hedge cuttings
  • Cut flowers, prunings and plants
  • Twigs and small branches
  • Grass cuttings and leaves

No thanks: bricks and rubble, soil and turf, plant pots and plastics, pet or food waste and branches thicker than a wrist.

Find out more about how garden waste can be composted at home or taken to Surrey's recycling centres.


Rubbish binWheelie bin black

Your black wheeled bin is emptied every week. Please use it for anything that cannot be recycled.

No thanks: batteries and electricals, energy saving light bulbs, gloss or oil based paints, gas canisters and bricks, rubble or soil. Visit a community recycling centre to dispose of these.

Visit the Epsom and Ewell Council website for full details of the recycling and rubbish service.

Guildford

Recycling bin Light green wheelie bin

Recycling is collected from your green bin, communal wheeled bin or sacks (if your property has been assessed and is unsuitable for bins) every other week.

Yes please

  • Dry paper and cardboard
  • Plastic bottles, pots, tubs and trays - including detergent bottles, yoghurt pots, ready meal trays and ice cream tubs
  • Metal tins, cans and aerosols
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Clean aluminium foil and trays
  • Food and drink cartons
  • Plastic and metal caps and tops - please rinse these and put in the recycling bin separately
  • Batteries (please leave household batteries in a clear sandwich bag next to your green wheeled bin for collection)

Please rinse out any containers before putting them in your recycling bin.

No thanks: nappies, expanded polystyrene, light bulbs, black bags and crisp packets.


Clear recycling bagClothes and home textiles

Clothes and home textiles are collected every week. Place clean and dry items into a tied carrier bag and leave it next to your bin, on your normal collection day.

Yes please

  • All clothes, including shirts, coats, tights and underwear
  • Pairs of shoes
  • Accessories like belts and bags
  • Home textiles including towels and sheets

No thanks: single shoes and stuffed items like cushions and duvets.


Clear recycling bagSmall electricals

Small electricals are collected every week. Place items in a tied carrier bag labelled as 'electricals' and leave next to your bin on your normal collection day.

Yes please

  • Kettles and toasters
  • Hair dryers and straighteners
  • Games consoles
  • Radios
  • Clocks, alarms and watches

No thanks: large electrical items like televisions, computer monitors, microwaves or white goods.


Outside food waste binFood waste bin

Food waste is collected every week from your outside food waste bin. You can use plastic liners and bags to help keep your caddy clean.

Yes please

  • All cooked and uncooked food
  • Tea bags and coffee grounds
  • Fruit and vegetable peelings
  • Egg shells
  • Meat
  • Fish bones and skin
  • Mouldy bread, cakes and pastries
  • Food that’s passed its use by date

No thanks: packaging, liquids like milk or yoghurt, oil or liquid fat.

Find out more about food waste collections.


Brown wheelie binGarden waste

You can subscribe to a garden waste collection service and have garden waste collected from a brown bin. Visit the Guildford Borough Council website  for information.

Yes please

  • Hedge cuttings
  • Cut flowers, prunings and plants
  • Twigs and small branches
  • Grass cuttings and leaves

No thanks: bricks and rubble, soil and turf, plant pots and plastics, pet or food waste and branches thicker than 3” (7.5cm).

Find out more about how garden waste can be composted at home or taken to Surrey's recycling centres.


Black wheelie binRubbish bin

Rubbish is collected from your black bin, communal wheeled bin or sacks (if your property has been assessed and is unsuitable for bins) every other week. Please use it for normal household waste that cannot be recycled.

No thanks: batteries and electricals, energy saving light bulbs, gloss or oil based paints, gas canisters and bricks, rubble or soil. Visit a community recycling centre to dispose of these.

Visit the Guildford Borough Council website for full details of the recycling and rubbish service.

Mole Valley

Light green wheelie bin

Recycling bin

Your green recycling bin is emptied on alternate weeks to your rubbish bin.

Yes please:

  • Dry paper and cardboard
  • Plastic bottles, pots, tubs and trays - including detergent bottles, yoghurt pots, ready meal trays and ice cream tubs
  • Metal food tins and drinks cans
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Clean aluminium foil and trays
  • Plastic and metal lids - please put these back on bottles and jars

Please rinse out any containers before putting them in your recycling bin.

No thanks: food and drink cartons, hard plastics (like Tupperware, toys and furniture), black sacks, plastic bags, plastic film, polystyrene, food pouches (like pet food or baby food pouches), light bulbs, garden waste, batteries and nappies.


Clear recycling bag

Clothes and home textiles

Clothes and home textiles are collected every week. Place clean and dry items into a tied carrier bag and leave it next to your bin, on your normal collection day.

Yes please:

  • All clothes, including shirts, coats, tights and underwear
  • Pairs of shoes
  • Accessories like belts and bags
  • Home textiles including towels and sheets

No thanks: single shoes and stuffed items like cushions and duvets.

It is important that items are dry so please avoid putting out clothes and home textiles in wet weather.


Clear recycling bagSmall electricals

Small electricals are collected every week. Place items into a tied carrier bag and leave it next to your bin on your normal collection day.

Yes please

  • Kettles and toasters
  • Hair dryers and straighteners
  • Mobile phones and games consoles
  • Radios
  • Clocks, alarms and watches
  • Batteries (tie up in a separate bag)

You can leave any plugs or cables attached to your small electricals, but do not place loose items out for collection.

No thanks: large electrical items like televisions or white goods, light bulbs (including low energy bulbs) and laptops.


Outside food waste binFood waste bin

Food waste is collected every week from your outside food waste bin. You can use plastic liners and bags to help keep your caddy clean.

Yes please

  • All cooked and uncooked food
  • Tea bags and coffee grounds
  • Fruit and vegetable peelings
  • Egg shells
  • Meat
  • Fish bones and skin
  • Mouldy bread, cakes and pastries
  • Food that’s passed its use by date

No thanks: packaging, liquids like milk or yoghurt, and oil or liquid fat.

Find out more about food waste collections.


Garden waste binGreen wheelie bin with brown lid

You can subscribe to a garden waste collection service and have garden waste collected from a brown lidded bin. For more information please visit Mole Valley District Council's website.

Yes please

  • Hedge cuttings
  • Cut flowers, prunings and plants
  • Twigs and small branches
  • Grass cuttings and leaves

No thanks: bricks and rubble, soil and turf, plant pots and plastics, pet waste / bedding, branches thicker than 7 cm and food.

Find out more about how garden waste can be composted at home or taken to Surrey's recycling centres.


Black wheelie binRubbish bin

Your black rubbish bin is emptied on alternate weeks to your recycling bin. It is for anything that cannot be recycled.

No thanks: batteries and electricals, energy saving light bulbs, gloss or oil based paints, large quantities of other paints, gas canisters and bricks, rubble or soil. Visit a community recycling centre to dispose of these.

Visit the Mole Valley District Council website for full details of the recycling and rubbish service.

Reigate and Banstead

Grey wheelie binGrey wheeled recycling bin

Your grey wheeled recycling bin is emptied on alternate weeks to your rubbish bin.

Yes please

  • Plastic bottles, pots, tubs and trays - including detergent bottles, yoghurt pots, ready meal trays and ice cream tubs
  • Metal food tins, drinks cans and empty aerosols
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Clean aluminium foil and trays
  • Food and drink cartons
  • Plastic and metal lids - please rinse these and put in the recycling bin separately.

Please rinse out any containers before putting them in your recycling bin, and place all items in loose.

No thanks: hard plastics (like Tupperware, toys and furniture), plastic bags, plastic film, polystyrene, food pouches (like pet food or baby food pouches), light bulbs and nappies.


Black recycling boxBlack recycling box

Your black recycling box is emptied every week.

Yes please

  • Dry paper and cardboard

Food waste binOutside food waste bin

Food waste is collected every week from your outside food waste bin. You can use plastic liners and bags to help keep your caddy clean.

Yes please

  • All cooked and uncooked food
  • Tea bags and coffee grounds
  • Fruit and vegetable peelings
  • Egg shells
  • Meat
  • Fish bones and skin
  • Mouldy bread, cakes and pastries
  • Food that’s passed its use by date

No thanks: packaging, liquids like milk or yoghurt, and oil or liquid fat.

Find out more about food waste collections.


Brown wheelie binGarden waste bin

You can subscribe to a garden waste collection service. Visit the Reigate & Banstead Borough Council website to find out more.

Yes please

  • Hedge cuttings
  • Cut flowers, prunings and plants
  • Twigs and small branches
  • Grass cuttings and leaves

No thanks: bricks and rubble, soil and turf, plant pots and plastics, animal bedding, food waste, branches thicker than 4” (10cm).

Find out more about how garden waste can be composted at home or taken to Surrey's recycling centres.


Light green wheelie binRubbish bin

Your green rubbish bin is emptied on alternate weeks to your recycling bin. It is for anything that cannot be recycled.

No thanks: batteries and electricals, energy saving light bulbs, gloss or oil based paints, gas canisters and bricks, rubble or soil. Visit a community recycling centre to dispose of these.

Visit the Reigate and Banstead Borough Council website for full details of the recycling and rubbish service.

Runnymede

Black wheelie bin with blue lidRecycling bin

Your blue lidded recycling bin is emptied on alternate weeks to your rubbish bin.

Yes please

  • Dry paper and cardboard
  • Plastic bottles, pots, tubs and trays - including detergent bottles, yoghurt pots, ready meal trays and ice cream tubs
  • Metal food tins and drinks cans
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Plastic and metal lids – please put these back on bottles and jars

Please rinse out any containers before putting them in your recycling bin.

No thanks: hard plastics (like Tupperware, toys and furniture), food and drink cartons, aerosols, plastic bags, plastic film, polystyrene, food pouches (like pet food or baby food pouches), light bulbs and sanitary products, nappies and incontinence pads.


Food waste binOutside food waste bin

Food waste is collected every week from your outside food waste bin. You can use plastic liners and bags to help keep your caddy clean.

Yes please

  • All cooked and uncooked food
  • Tea bags and coffee grounds
  • Fruit and vegetable peelings
  • Egg shells
  • Meat
  • Fish bones and skin
  • Mouldy bread, cakes and pastries
  • Food that’s passed its use by date

No thanks: packaging, liquids like milk or yoghurt, and oil or liquid fat.

Find out more about food waste collections.


Clear recycling bagClothes and home textiles

Clothes and home textiles are collected every week. Place items into a tied carrier bag (not a black sack), and place it next to your bin on your normal collection day.

Yes please

  • All clothes, including shirts, coats, tights and underwear
  • Pairs of shoes
  • Accessories like belts and bags
  • Home textiles including towels and sheets

No thanks: single shoes, rugs and carpets and stuffed items like cushions and duvets.

It is important that items are dry so please avoid putting out clothes and home textiles in wet weather. Find out more on the Runnymede Borough Council website.


Clear recycling bagSmall electricals

Small electricals are collected every week. Place items into a tied carrier bag, and place it next to your bin on your normal collection day.

Yes please

  • Kettles and toasters
  • Hair dryers and straighteners
  • Laptops and games consoles
  • Radios
  • Clocks, alarms and watches
  • Batteries (tie up in a separate bag)

No thanks: large electrical items like televisions or white goods, household batteries.

Household batteries are hazardous items and therefore should not be put in the rubbish bin. Do not put them in with electricals recycling either.

Take them to your local Community Recycling Centre or to a shop, such as a supermarket, that sells batteries and hence will provide a collection point.


Light green wheelie binGarden waste bin

You can subscribe to a garden waste collection service and have garden waste collected from a green bin. Visit the Runnymede Borough Council website to find out more.

Yes please

  • Hedge cuttings
  • Cut flowers, prunings and plants
  • Twigs and small branches
  • Grass cuttings and leaves

No thanks: bricks and rubble, soil and turf, plant pots and plastics, pet waste, food waste, branches thicker than 3” (7.5cm).

Find out more about how garden waste can be composted at home or taken to Surrey's recycling centres.


Grey wheelie binRubbish bin

Your black lidded rubbish bin is emptied on alternate weeks to your recycling bin. It is for anything that cannot be recycled.

No thanks: batteries and electricals, energy saving light bulbs, gloss or oil based paints, gas canisters and bricks, rubble or soil. Visit a community recycling centre to dispose of these.

Visit the Runnymede Borough Council website for full details of the recycling and rubbish service.

Spelthorne

Light green wheelie binRecycling bin

Your light green bin is emptied on alternate weeks to your rubbish bin.

Yes please

  • Dry paper and cardboard
  • Plastic bottles, pots, tubs and trays - including detergent bottles, yoghurt pots, ready meal trays and ice cream tubs
  • Metal food tins and drinks cans
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Plastic and metal lids – please put these back on bottles and jars

Please rinse out any containers before putting them in your recycling bin.

No thanks: food and drink cartons, aerosols, hard plastics (like Tupperware, toys and furniture), plastic bags, plastic film, polystyrene, food pouches (like pet food or baby food pouches), batteries, light bulbs and nappies.


Clear recycling bagClothes and home textiles

Please place your items in a tied carrier or clear plastic bag and leave next to your food waste bin. These will be collected every week by a dedicated  crew.

Yes please

  • All clothes, including shirts, coats, tights and underwear
  • Pairs of shoes
  • Accessories like belts and bags
  • Home textiles including towels and sheets

No thanks: single shoes, items stained with paint or oil, and stuffed items like cushions and duvets.


Clear recycling bagSmall electricals

Please place your items in a tied carrier or clear plastic bag and leave next to your food waste bin. These will be collected every week by a dedicated crew.

Yes please

  • Kettles and toasters
  • Hair dryers and straighteners
  • Laptops and games consoles
  • Radios
  • Clocks, alarms and watches

No thanks: large electrical items like televisions or white goods and batteries.


Food waste binOutside food waste bin

Food waste is collected every week from your outside food waste bin. You can use plastic liners and bags to help keep your caddy clean.

Yes please

  • All cooked and uncooked food
  • Tea bags and coffee grounds
  • Fruit and vegetable peelings
  • Egg shells
  • Meat
  • Fish bones and skin
  • Mouldy bread, cakes and pastries
  • Food that’s passed its use by date

No thanks: packaging, liquids like milk or yoghurt, and oil or liquid fat.

Find out more about food waste collections.


Brown wheelie binGarden waste

You can subscribe to our fortnightly garden waste collection service and have garden waste collected from a brown bin or bags. Visit the Spelthorne Borough Council website to find out more.

Yes please

  • Hedge cuttings
  • Cut flowers, prunings and plants
  • Twigs and small branches
  • Grass cuttings and leaves

No thanks: bricks and rubble, soil and turf, plant pots and plastics, pet waste, branches thicker than 7 cm and food.

Find out more about how garden waste can be composted at home or taken to Surrey's recycling centres.


Dark green wheelie bin

Rubbish bin

Your dark green rubbish bin is emptied on alternate weeks to your recycling bin. It is for anything that cannot be recycled.

No thanks: batteries and electricals, energy saving light bulbs, gloss or oil based paints, gas canisters and bricks, rubble or soil. Visit a community recycling centre to dispose of these.

Visit the Spelthorne Borough Council website for full details of the recycling and rubbish service.

Surrey Heath

Light green wheelie binRecycling bin

Your green recycling bin is emptied on alternate weeks.

Yes please

  • Dry paper and cardboard
  • Plastic bottles, pots, tubs and trays – including detergent bottles, yoghurt pots, ready meal tray and ice cream tubs
  • Food and drink cartons
  • Plastic carrier bags and stretchable plastic wrapping
  • Metal food tins and drinks and aerosol cans
  • Plastic and metal lids - please rinse these and put in the recycling bin separately
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Clean aluminium foil and trays

Please rinse out any containers before putting them in your recycling bin.

No thanks: hard plastics (like Tupperware, toys and furniture), polystyrene, batteries, light bulbs and nappies.


Clear recycling bagClothes and home textiles

Clothes and home textiles can go in a tied plastic bag, labelled 'textiles', and placed next to your wheelie bin on your rubbish collection day.

Yes please

  • All clothes, including shirts, coats, tights and underwear
  • Pairs of shoes
  • Accessories like belts and bags
  • Home textiles including towels and sheets

No thanks: single shoes, wellington boots, rugs and carpets, and stuffed items like cushions and duvets.


Small electricalsClear recycling bag

Small electricals can go in a tied plastic bag, labelled 'electricals', and placed next to your wheelie bin on your recycling collection day.

Yes please

  • Kettles and toasters
  • Hair dryers and straighteners
  • Laptops and games consoles
  • Radios
  • Clocks, alarms and watches
  • Batteries (tie up in a separate bag)

No thanks: large electrical items like televisions or white goods.


Food waste binOutside food waste bin

Food waste is collected every week from your outside food waste bin. You can use plastic liners and bags to help keep your caddy clean.

Yes please

  • All cooked and uncooked food
  • Tea bags and coffee grounds
  • Fruit and vegetable peelings
  • Egg shells
  • Meat
  • Fish bones and skin
  • Mouldy bread, cakes and pastries
  • Food that’s passed its use by date

No thanks: packaging, liquids like milk or yoghurt, and oil or liquid fat.

Find out more about food waste collections.


Brown wheelie binGarden waste

You can join the Green Waste Club to receive a fortnightly garden waste collection service from a brown bin. For more information please visit Surrey Heath Borough Council’s website.

Yes please

  • Hedge cuttings
  • Cut flowers, prunings and plants
  • Twigs and small branches
  • Grass cuttings and leaves

No thanks: bricks and rubble, soil and turf, plant pots and plastics, pet waste, food waste, branches thicker than 4” (10cm).

Find out more about how garden waste can be composted at home or taken to Surrey's recycling centres.


Grey wheelie binRubbish bin

Your grey rubbish bin is emptied on alternate weeks to your recycling bin. It is for anything that cannot be recycled.

No thanks: batteries and electricals, energy saving light bulbs, gloss or oil based paints, gas canisters and bricks, rubble or soil. Visit a community recycling centre to dispose of these.

Visit the Surrey Heath Borough Council website for full details of the recycling and rubbish service.

Tandridge

Black wheelie bin with blue lidRecycling bin

We collect recycling from your blue lidded bin or blue lidded bulk bin every other week.

Yes please

  • Dry paper and cardboard
  • Shredded paper in a paper bag or cardboard box
  • Food and drink cartons
  • Plastic bottles, pots, tubs and trays - including detergent bottles, yoghurt pots, ready meal trays and ice cream tubs
  • Metal tins and cans
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Food and drink cartons
  • Carrier bags (loose)
  • Aerosols (empty)
  • Clean aluminium foil and trays
  • Plastic and metal bottle and jar tops - please rinse these and put in the recycling bin separately.

Please rinse out any containers before putting them in your recycling bin.

No thanks: bubble wrap, plastic film, expanded polystyrene, nappies, Styrofoam, black bags, wood, car parts, textiles and food.


Clear recycling bagClothes and home textiles

Clothes and home textiles are collected every week. Place items into a tied carrier bag (not a black sack), and place it next to your bin on your normal collection day. Unfortunately this service is not currently available to flats who share larger wheelie bins.

Yes please

  • All clothes, including shirts, coats, tights and underwear
  • Pairs of shoes
  • Accessories like belts and bags
  • Home textiles including towels and sheets

No thanks: single shoes and stuffed items like cushions and duvets.


Clear recycling bagSmall electricals

Small electricals are collected every week. Place items into a tied carrier bag, and place it next to your bin on your normal collection day. Unfortunately this service is not currently available to flats who share larger wheeled bins.

Yes please

  • Kettles and toasters
  • Hair dryers and straighteners
  • Laptops and games consoles
  • Radios
  • Clocks, alarms and watches
  • Batteries (tie up in a separate bag)

No thanks: large electrical items like televisions or white goods.


Outside food waste binFood waste bin

Food waste is collected every week from your outside food waste bin. You can use plastic liners and bags to help keep your caddy clean.

Yes please

  • All cooked and uncooked food
  • Tea bags and coffee grounds
  • Fruit and vegetable peelings
  • Egg shells
  • Meat
  • Fish bones and skin
  • Mouldy bread, cakes and pastries
  • Food that’s passed its use by date

No thanks: packaging, liquids like milk or yoghurt, and oil or liquid fat.

Find out more about food waste collections.


Brown wheelie binGarden waste

You can join the Garden Waste Club to receive a fortnightly garden waste collection service.  For more information please visit the Green Waste Club's website.

Yes please

  • Hedge cuttings
  • Cut flowers, prunings and plants
  • Twigs and small branches
  • Grass cuttings and leaves

No thanks: bricks and rubble, soil and turf, plant pots and plastics, pet waste, food waste and branches thicker than 4” (10cm).

Find out more about how garden waste can be composted at home or taken to Surrey's recycling centres.


Black recycling bagGeneral waste

Your waste is collected every other week from your own bin or black sacks. Please leave it out for collection by 6am between your front gate and back door and ensure there are no locked gates or loose dogs.

No thanks: batteries and electricals, energy saving light bulbs, gloss or oil based paints, gas canisters, bricks, rubble or soil. Visit a community recycling centre to dispose of these.

Visit the Tandridge District Council website for full details of the recycling and rubbish service.

Waverley

Blue wheelie binRecycling bin

Your blue recycling bin is emptied every other week.

Yes please

  • Dry paper and cardboard
  • Shredded paper (inside a box or envelope)
  • Plastic bottles, plastic bottle lids, pots, tubs and trays – including detergent bottles, yoghurt pots, ready meal tray and ice cream tubs
  • Metal tins and cans and aerosols
  • Clean aluminium foil and trays
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Metal jar lids - please put these back on the jars
  • Food and drink cartons

Please rinse out any containers before putting them in your recycling bin.

No thank you: hard plastics (like Tupperware, toys and furniture), plastic bags, plastic film, polystyrene, batteries, light bulbs and nappies.


Clothes and home textilesClear recycling bag

Clothes and home textiles can be taken to banks in many locations across the borough.

They can also be taken to the CRCs in Farnham,  Witley and Cranleigh.


Clear recycling bagSmall electrical items

Please do not put electrical items into any of your wheeled bins. You can take them to one of our four small electrical item banks located at:

  • Wey Hill, Haslemere
  • Village Way, Cranleigh
  • Crown Court, Godalming
  • Upper Hart car park Farnham

These banks will accept items no larger than 620mm x 200mm. Items can also be taken to community recycling centres.


Outside food waste binFood waste bin

Food waste is collected every week from your outside food waste bin. You can use plastic liners and bags to help keep your caddy clean.

Yes please

  • All cooked and uncooked food
  • Tea bags and coffee grounds
  • Fruit and vegetable peelings
  • Egg shells
  • Meat
  • Fish bones and skin
  • Mouldy bread, cakes and pastries
  • Food that’s passed its use by date

No thanks: packaging, liquids like milk or yoghurt, and oil or liquid fat.

Find out more about food waste collections.


Garden waste Brown wheelie bin

You can subscribe to a garden waste collection service and have garden waste collected from a brown bin. For more information please visit Waverley Borough Council’s website.

Yes please

  • Hedge cuttings
  • Cut flowers, prunings and plants
  • Twigs and small branches
  • Grass cuttings and leaves

No thanks: bricks and rubble, soil and turf, plant pots and plastics, animal waste, food waste and large branches.

Find out more about how garden waste can be composted at home or taken to Surrey's recycling centres.


Rubbish binBlack wheelie bin

Your black rubbish bin is emptied on alternate weeks to your recycling bin. It is for anything that cannot be recycled.

No thanks: batteries and electricals, energy saving light bulbs, gloss or oil based paints, gas canisters and bricks, rubble or soil. Visit a community recycling centre to dispose of these.

Visit the Waverley Borough Council website for full details of the recycling and rubbish service.

Woking

Black wheelie bin with blue lidRecycling bin

Your blue lidded wheeled bin, or communal bin is emptied every other week.

Excess recycling that doesn't fit in your blue bin can be put in tied clear plastic bags beside your recycling bin on collection day (but not in black or opaque bags).

Yes please

  • Dry paper and cardboard
  • Metal tins and cans
  • Plastic bottles, pots, tubs and trays – including detergent bottles, yoghurt pots, ready meal tray and ice cream tubs
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Clean aluminium foil and trays
  • Plastic and metal bottle and jar tops - please put these back on bottles and jars

Please rinse out any containers before putting them in your recycling bin.

No thank you: hard plastics (like Tupperware, toys and furniture), food and drink cartons, plastic bags, plastic film, polystyrene, wet paper or card, soiled tissues, light bulbs and nappies.


Clear recycling bagClothes and home textiles

Clothes and home textiles are collected every week. Place clean and dry items into a tied carrier bag and leave it next to your bin, on your normal collection day. Some communal areas have yellow lidded textiles recycling bins for these.

Yes please

  • All clothes, including shirts, coats, tights and underwear
  • Pairs of shoes
  • Accessories like belts and bags
  • Home textiles including towels and sheets

No thanks: single shoes, and stuffed items like cushions and duvets.


Clear recycling bagSmall electricals

Small electricals are collected every week. Place items into a tied carrier bag and leave it next to your bin on your normal collection day. Some communal areas have pink lidded textiles recycling bins for these.

Yes please

  • Kettles and toasters
  • Hair dryers and straighteners
  • Laptops and games consoles
  • Radios
  • Clocks, alarms and watches
  • Batteries - please place in a separate bag

No thanks: large electrical items like televisions or white goods.


Outside food waste binFood waste bin

Food waste is collected every week from your outside food waste bin. You can use plastic liners and bags to help keep your caddy clean.

Yes please

  • All cooked and uncooked food
  • Tea bags and coffee grounds
  • Fruit and vegetable peelings
  • Egg shells
  • Meat
  • Fish bones and skin
  • Mouldy bread, cakes and pastries
  • Food that’s passed its use by date

No thanks: packaging, liquids like milk or yoghurt, and oil or liquid fat.

Find out more about food waste collections.


Garden waste

You can subscribe to a garden waste collection service and have garden waste collected from a green bin. For more information please visit Joint Waste Solutions' website.

Yes please

  • Hedge cuttings
  • Cut flowers, prunings and plants
  • Twigs and small branches
  • Grass cuttings and leaves

No thanks: bricks and rubble, soil and turf, plant pots and plastics, pet waste, food waste and branches thicker than 12cm.

Find out more about how garden waste can be composted at home or taken to Surrey's recycling centres.


Rubbish binBlack wheelie bin

Your black rubbish bin is emptied on alternate weeks to your recycling bin. It is for anything that cannot be recycled.

No thanks: batteries and electricals, energy saving light bulbs, gloss or oil based paints, gas canisters and bricks, rubble or soil. Visit a community recycling centre to dispose of these.

Visit the Joint Waste Solutions' website for full details of the recycling and rubbish service.