How to deal with waste if you are self-isolating
Weekly food waste recycling
For all food waste, cooked or uncooked, such as meat, fish, vegetables, bones, plate scrapings. NO BULK LIQUIDS PLEASE such as soup or milk. NO PACKAGING.
You can line your food caddy with plastic bags if you like. Why is it OK to put plastic bags in food waste but not in the green recycling bin?
You can use your silver kitchen caddy to contain your food waste indoors. You can line it with plastic bags or liners. (Please note that we supply a kitchen caddy to new properties but are unable to supply them generally. Both kitchen caddies and liners are widely available online).
Please don't recycle:
- Bulk liquids like large amounts of milk or soup. This is because it's difficult and messy for our staff to handle
- Packaging. You can line your bin or caddy with a plastic bag or liner. But do not recycle other packaging in this bin. Recycle cardboard, and some plastics.
- Why is it OK to put plastic bags in food waste but not in the green recycling bin?
What's happening at the tip?
Surrey County Council has announced that its Community Recycling Centre (the tip) at Blenheim Road has re-opened but will ONLY accept garden waste and bagged refuse until further notice.
The site will be open 9am - 6pm seven days a week until further notice. Social distancing will be in place within the site. Traffic management measures will be in place in the approach roads (as normal, approach via Felstead Road by the Kia dealership). Expect significant queues.
Please note that the tip is operated by Surrey County Council, not Epsom & Ewell. Any queries should be directed to Surrey County Council.
- Simple tips to reduce food waste
- Recycling out and about
- What can I do if the Council can't recycle it?
- Can I have an extra bin?
- Help for the disabled or elderly
- What happens to my recycling?