Easter bank holiday collections
Recycling and rubbish collections will change following the bank holidays over Easter.
|Usual collection day||Holiday collection day|
|Friday 10 April||Tuesday 14 April|
|Tuesday 14 April||Wednesday 15 April|
|Wednesday 15 April||Thursday 16 April|
|Thursday 16 April||Friday 17 April|
|Friday 17 April||Saturday 18 April|
From Tuesday 21 April your recycling and rubbish will be collected on your normal day.
Garden waste collections
Garden waste collections due on Good Friday 10 April will be delayed until Saturday 11 April. Collections due on Easter Monday 13 April and during that week will be one day late. Check your Green Waste Club calendar for scheduled collections at www.greenwasteclub.co.uk or call the helpline on 0800 0858 286.
You can place additional rubbish in sacks next to your council issued black wheeled rubbish bin and our collection crews will collect it on your first rubbish collection day after Easter Sunday.
Please check the items you throw into your rubbish bin as so much can now be recycled. You can check what you can recycle at www.tandridge.gov.uk/recycling.
All Easter egg packaging can be recycled in your blue lidded wheeled bin or clear recycling sacks. The Easter egg boxes, plastic tray packaging, foil wrap and card can be recycled into new products.
All leftover food can go in your green food caddy or communal green wheelie bin (at some flats). It will be recycled into fertiliser and used to create green electricity.
Community recycling centres are closed
To protect the centre staff and the public during the Covid-19 pandemic, the community recycling centres in Caterham on the Hill, Warlingham and the Earlswood depot have closed until further notice. Store at home any items you would normally take to a centre until they re-open, please don’t put them in your bins.
The skip hire companies are still operating if you are having a much larger clear out or starting on some DIY.
No bonfires please during lockdown
Residents across the district are being asked to think of others and to not light bonfires to dispose of their waste. Bonfires create smoke, cause air pollution and prevent people from being in their gardens and can have a bigger impact at this time.
The coronavirus is known to cause serious respiratory problems, which could be made much worse if the sufferer is exposed to smoke from bonfires.
Bonfires can also become out of control or cause accidents, creating extra pressure on the already busy emergency services.
We understand the closure of our community recycling centres may create a storage issue for some residents. Please think of others, compost your garden waste where possible, and store your rubbish for disposal when the current emergency is over, rather than burn it.