How to deal with waste if you are self-isolating
Weekly refuse collection
Your refuse must be fully contained within your black refuse bin with the lid closed, or it will not be collected. We do not accept side waste for refuse.
You cannot use this bin for:
Does it go to landfill?
No, it is burnt to generate electricity. After burning, a very small amount of ash is left, which must be landfilled but does no harm to the environment. Why is it better to recycle where possible?
How big is the refuse bin?
Our standard size black refuse bin is 140 litres. Some residents still have a 180 litre black refuse bin, which was the standard black bin size before 2017. It would have been very expensive to replace them with 140 litre versions in 2017, so we left them in place. But we will replace it with our current standard 140 litre version if it breaks or is lost.
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.
- Recycling from your home
- 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?