Spring bank holiday

Recycling and rubbish collections will not change following the bank holiday on Monday 25 May. Please check your collection calendar for full details.
Garden waste will be collected one day late.
As there are more people at home the amount of household recycling collected in the district has increased by 20%, while the amount of rubbish collected has risen by 13% and garden waste by 60%.
We’re doing everything we can to keep waste collections running as normal. To help our crews collect your waste as quickly as possible and complete their rounds, please put bins out by 6am, recycle everything you can and don’t block access with your car.

Do you live on Stafford Road in Caterham?

Due to the increase in recycling and rubbish being produced by residents on Stafford Road in Caterham and an increase in traffic, it’s taking the collection crews a long time to collect everything from this road and complete the rest of their rounds.
Biffa, our waste contractor, will now start collecting recycling and rubbish on Stafford Road from 5.30am. Please put your council wheeled recycling or rubbish bin and food caddy out by 5.30am or the night before, rather than 6am for households in the rest of the district.
If you know someone who lives in Stafford Road, please share this information with them.

Recycling and waste truck fire caused by helium canister

Don’t put gas canisters and helium tanks in your recycling or rubbish bins because they can explode and cause a fire inside the vehicle. This also creates a risk to the safety of our collection crew.
Earlier this week, one of the recycling trucks caught fire, which meant the fire service had to be called out and collections delayed.
To dispose of the container, make sure it is completely empty and contact the shop or supplier you bought it from to find out if they will take it back or tell you how to dispose of it.
If they don’t want them back, please store them at home until the community recycling centres (CRC) in Caterham and Warlingham have reopened.
Earlswood CRC in Redhill has reopened, but is only accepting garden waste and black bagged rubbish.

Bag a bank holiday bargain with a half price compost bin 

This bank holiday weekend, you can grab a half price compost bin courtesy of the Surrey Environment Partnership's amazing flash sale.
As we're spending more time at home, it's a great opportunity to do a bit more gardening and use the garden waste to make lovely, nourishing compost which can go straight back into the soil.
This weekend, you can buy a 330 litre black compost bin for £10.75, which will help you make nutrient rich, peat free compost that’s great for your garden, the planet and at 50% off is also good for your wallet.
To make compost, all you need to do is add a simple mix of materials from your home and garden including leaves and branches, grass cuttings, vegetable peelings and cardboard to the compost bin. Once your compost has turned into a crumbly, dark material it is ready to be used all around your garden to help it grow and flourish.
To buy your half price compost bin, visit Get Composting between 23 and 25 May. Available while stocks last.
If you don’t have room in your garden for a compost bin, you can now take your garden waste to the Earlswood community recycling centre in Redhill, or you can join the Green Waste Club and have your garden waste collected fortnightly. For more information visit www.tandridge.gov.uk/gardenwaste or call 0800 0858 286.

How to enjoy our green spaces safely

Following the relaxation of some restrictions last week, we know many people will want to take advantage of the lovely weather and we would like to remind residents to stay alert to stay safe.

Save money on your grocery bills

191 more tonnes of food waste than usual were collected in Surrey during the last two weeks. Please only buy the food you need and throw away less.
We have lots of tips on reducing your food waste and learn to love your leftovers with these leftover recipes.

Be careful when throwing away face masks and disposable gloves

If you are wearing a face mask and gloves when you are outside, please don’t drop them on the ground or put them in public bins, particularly near shops or supermarkets. Not only is it littering and bad for the environment, but you may put someone at risk of catching the virus, even if you are not showing any symptoms.
Disposable face masks and gloves should be put inside a carrier bag which is tied up and placed in your black wheeled rubbish bin. You can also buy washable cotton face masks for you and your family or even make your own out of an old t-shirt or sport sock.

Care for your crew

Make sure your bin lids are firmly closed to help prevent crews unnecessarily touching them and wash your hands before and after touching your bin.
Do not walk towards the back of our collection vehicles when they are making their rounds, it is extremely dangerous and you could get caught in the mechanism which lifts the bins up.

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