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Simply Weekly Recycling - find out more at our roadshows!

Simply Weekly Recycling starts Spring 2017 - Find out more at our roadshows this September and October

Epsom & Ewell Borough Council will collect recycling and refuse every week from Spring 2017.

'Simply Weekly Recycling' will help make recycling simpler, easier and more cost effective. To find out more residents can drop in at one of many Simply Weekly Recycling roadshows taking place across the Borough in September and October. Information is also available on the Council's website at www.epsoThe Big Switchm-ewell.gov.uk 

With more mixed recycling and weekly collections for refuse as well, residents will need a bigger bin for recycling but won't need so much space for refuse. As part of Simply Weekly Recycling, when the new collections start the Council will also switch residents' green and black bins. For the Big Switch, the larger green bin will become the recycling bin and the black bin will become the refuse bin. If anyone is concerned they may not have the right bin set for the Big Switch, they can get in touch with the Council right away on 01372 732000.

Simply Weekly Recycling Roadshows
To find out more residents can drop in at our roadshows taking place at the following dates and locations across the Borough from 10am-4pm:

September

• Sunday 4 September: Tri-Fest, Auriol Park, Salisbury Road, Worcester Park

• Tuesday 20 & Wednesday 21 September: Epsom Market Place

• Monday 26 September - Sunday 2 October: Sainsburys, Kiln Lane, Epsom

October

• Tuesday 11, Wednesday 12 & Thursday 13 October: Ebbisham Centre, Derby Square, High Street, Epsom

• Tuesday 18 & Wednesday 19 October: Epsom Market Place

• Tuesday 25, Wednesday 26 & Thursday 27 October: Bourne Hall, Spring Street, Ewell

Councillor Mike Teasdale, Vice Chairman of the Environment Committee said, "One of the Council's key priorities is keeping our borough clean and green. Simply Weekly Recycling makes it easier and simpler for you and also needs fewer vehicles and staff to collect your waste and recycling. Good for you and good for the environment too.

"Do keep a look out for information on the new Simply Weekly Recycling service and don't miss the roadshows taking place in September and October to find out more about why simply weekly recycling is so good for Epsom & Ewell."

The new collections will be phased in from Spring 2017 and residents will be kept informed when the new service starts for their home.

Garden waste and leaves will continue to be collected fortnightly by subscription.

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  • Henry EvansAugust 23, 2016

    What about recycling for flat dwellers? Came to present estate from Merton, where a wheely bin system for flat dwellers works fine - no sorting needed. In this borough it simply does not exist. One can bank (usually filled with other things as well) is all we have. The rest (presumably) all goes to landfill. How the council justifies this to the Environment Department I do not know.

    We will, indeed, be introducing Simply Weekly recycling to flats.  In fact some flats have the system now, as a trial, and it has worked well.  We will be concentrating on launching Simply Weekly Recycling to houses first, and then to flats later.  So we would expect Simply Weekly recycling to start going in to flats during the summer of 2017, so watch out for information coming your way then.  We are aware that some flats have very restricted space for bins, and so may have difficulty accommodating all of the bins for Simply Weekly Recycling (mixed recycling, glass, food and refuse).  But we aim, of course, to get everyone to the best service possible.  And we expect that Simply Weekly Recycling – because it is simpler and more streamlined than our current service – is likely, in any case, to work for more flats than does our current, more complex service.

  • John GarlickAugust 20, 2016

    This is a welcome change and I look forward to attending at least one of the Road Shows. My green box is falling to pieces so I would hope that it will be replaced with a more sturdy one that can withstand the rough handling my present one suffers.

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