Civic Amenity Site (Waste & Recycling)

Waste and Recycling - Leatherhead

As things change regularly at the moment, the best thing is to consult the SCC web site for Leatherhead Recycling Centre at Randalls Road. https://www.surreycc.gov.uk/waste-and-recycling/community-recycling-centres/leatherhead

So what is acceptable at chargeable Community Recycling Centres? Visit Community Recycling Centre (CRC) charging waste scheme for the full details.

How to recycle those "non-recyclable goods" (e.g. Pringle tubes, Tassimo pods etc)

Visit http://www.ashteadresidents.org.uk/local-information/44-general-topics/482-recycling-items-not-for-the-green-bin

Recycle those items of furniture and kitchen white goods - don't just dump them

 

See the new furniture reuse network. The Surrey Reuse Network (SRN) is made up of a group of six charities across Surrey. It aims to find new homes for donated furniture and kitchen appliances, as well as offering training and employment opportunities and helping local families in need. Mole Valley Freecycle also helps to recycle unwanted items - details below.

 

Reduce unwanted 'junk' mail by registering with the Mail Preference Service.

 

Charity Collections

Many residents collect items on behalf of charities that they support. These items include

Silver Foil, Plastic Milk Bottle Tops, Used Postage Stamps and foreign notes and coin.

If any resident would like the above or other items collected delivered to him and is happy for his telephone contact details to be advertised here, please let the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. know and it will be put on the site.

Old mobile phones may be donated to Charity Shops

Don't forget that the Ashtead Peace Memorial Hall car park in Ashtead has recycling bins for the following items:-

Cardboard, Textiles and Shoes (in pairs please), Cartons

Computers and Old Hard Drives

Recent media coverage has shown that disposing of one's old PC can lead to personal information being recovered from the hard disk. Re-formatting or deleting files is not sufficient these days and there is software available to recover images from even re-formatted hard drives. According to the radio programme even hitting the drive with a hammer is not a 100% solution if the whole PC is being dumped.

The safer option is to "wipe" the hard drive using proprietary software. Some of this is free to download. The web site advised by the radio program is as follows:-

www.howtowipeyourdrive.com.

 

Recycle that furniture and those white goods - don't just dump them

You can recycle unwanted furniture and white goods via the British Heart Foundation and money raised from their resale will go towards that Charity's good work. Go to https://www.bhf.org.uk/shop/donating-goods/book-a-free-furniture-collection.

Mole Valley Freecycle

Don't forget you may be able to pass on your unwanted items by using Mole Valley Freecycle Service. Recently the group moved from Yahoo Groups to the trashnothing.com site. To continue using the group, please join the group at the link below (or download the trash nothing app):

https://trashnothing.com/beta/MoleValleyRecycle

Fly Tipping

If you see fly tipping - report it. If you can get the registration number of the offending vehicle, even better. To report fly tipped material visit http://www.molevalley.gov.uk/index.cfm?articleid=17455 and click the Fly Tipping link.

For information on kerbsidef waste collection and recycling contact the Council on 01306 885001 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..