Tandridge district residents are top Surrey recyclers once again

Residents have helped boost the area’s recycling rate to 58.4% which, according to the latest government recycling figures for local councils in England in 2017-2018, makes the Tandridge district the joint second highest recycling district in Surrey and well within the top 20 of all councils which collect recycling in England. The district’s recycling rate is over 13% higher than the national average.

The figures, which show the percentage of household waste sent for reuse, recycling or composting, ranks Tandridge district as joint second highest with Guildford Borough Council in Surrey and joint 17th out of the 345 authorities in England.

Over the last five years residents have consistently recycled more, increasing from 43% in 2012/2013 when the area was ranked tenth in Surrey and 177th in England.

Residents can recycle at home using:

  • The blue lidded recycling wheelie bins or clear sacks for all paper and cardboard, glass bottles and jars, drinks, food cans and cartons and plastic bottles, pots, tubs and trays.
  • The green food waste caddy for all cooked, uncooked, out of date and unwanted food.
  • Supermarket sized carrier bags for clothes, home textiles, paired shoes, small electrical items and a smaller sandwich type bag for household batteries.

Visit to check what can be recycled.

Additional recycling bins or caddies can be ordered from

Councillor Pat Cannon, Chair of the Community Services Committee, said: “The Council would like to thank every resident for recycling right and continuing to recycle more. Let’s see if we can be top in Surrey next year as there is still good quality recycling being put into rubbish bins and even small changes can yield big results. Everything we do helps to protect the beautiful district we live in, keep waste out of landfill and save money.”

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