Food waste (collected every week)
All uncooked and cooked food waste including:
- Animal bones such as chicken carcasses
- Bread, cakes and pastries
- Food past its use by date
- Fruit and vegetable peelings
- Meat and fish including bones
- Rice and pulses
Mixed recycling (collected every other week)
- Glass bottles and jars
- Metals including drink and food cans, aerosol cans and foil
- Paper and cardboard – including phone directories, paperback books, junk mail and
- Plastic – all plastic except expanded polystyrene
- Wax-lined,poly-lined and foil-lined cartons such as Tetra Paks and milk cartons
By now you should all have received your new recyling containers including:
- A grey wheeled bin with blue lid for your mixed recycling.
- A silver, food waste caddy for indoor use.
- A green, animal proof, food caddy with a lockable lidfor outside. You can empty your small caddy into this bin.
Frequently asked questions
We know residents have lots of questions about the new service. We have answered a few key ones below. You can find many more at www.tandridge.gov.uk/newservice
Will our collection day change?
There may be some changes. We will tell all residents when their collection day will be in a pack delivered at the same time as the bins. The collection day should stay the same for most residents.
I live in a flat and/or have very little bin storage space for bins.
If you live in a property with steep steps or have little storage please call Customer Services on 01883 722000, or e-mail email@example.com to give us your details so we can visit you to assess your circumstances.
If all the materials go into one bin, will they still get recycled?
Yes,the materials are sent to a materials recovery facility where they are sorted using manual and mechanical processes. The separated materials are sent to be made into new products.
What happens to the food waste?
The food waste will be used to produce energy and make fertiliser.
For more information on the new recycling and waste service visit our website www.tandridge.gov.uk/recyclingandwaste or call 01883 722000 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org