New waste collections service

From 12 June, food waste, textiles and small electrical items will all be collected weekly

All three items will be collected by a new dedicated vehicle on the same day as recycling or rubbish but at a different time. A portion of the money from the textiles collected will be donated to a local charity.

Residents can check which day their collection is by typing their postcode in to My Spelthorne or by calling 01784 451499.

A leaflet with information and the new collection calendar was delivered to residents in May together with a roll of plastic food waste liners. Residents can also re-use bread bags, salad bags and plastic carrier bags, newspaper or compostable liners to line their caddy. The calendar will also be in the summer edition of the Bulletin.

Cllr Nick Gething, Portfolio Holder for Environment and Compliance, said:

"I am delighted that we have these new vehicles and can offer our residents the opportunity to recycle their unwanted textiles and small electrical items on a weekly basis. I hope this encourages people to recycle more often."

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