Waste and Recycling - Leatherhead
As things change regularly at the moment, the best thing is to consult the SCC web site for Leatherhead Recycling Centre at Randalls Road. https://www.surreycc.gov.uk/waste-and-recycling/community-recycling-centres/leatherhead
So what is acceptable at chargeable Community Recycling Centres? Visit Community Recycling Centre (CRC) charging waste scheme for the full details.
How to recycle those "non-recyclable goods" (e.g. Pringle tubes, Tassimo pods etc)
See the new furniture reuse network. The Surrey Reuse Network (SRN) is made up of a group of six charities across Surrey. It aims to find new homes for donated furniture and kitchen appliances, as well as offering training and employment opportunities and helping local families in need. Mole Valley Freecycle also helps to recycle unwanted items - details below.
Reduce unwanted 'junk' mail by registering with the Mail Preference Service.
Many residents collect items on behalf of charities that they support. These items include
Silver Foil, Plastic Milk Bottle Tops, Used Postage Stamps and foreign notes and coin.
Old mobile phones may be donated to Charity Shops
Don't forget that the Ashtead Peace Memorial Hall car park in Ashtead has recycling bins for the following items:-
Cardboard, Textiles and Shoes (in pairs please), Cartons
Computers and Old Hard Drives
Recent media coverage has shown that disposing of one's old PC can lead to personal information being recovered from the hard disk. Re-formatting or deleting files is not sufficient these days and there is software available to recover images from even re-formatted hard drives. According to the radio programme even hitting the drive with a hammer is not a 100% solution if the whole PC is being dumped.
The safer option is to "wipe" the hard drive using proprietary software. Some of this is free to download. The web site advised by the radio program is as follows:-
You can recycle unwanted furniture and white goods via the British Heart Foundation and money raised from their resale will go towards that Charity's good work. Go to https://www.bhf.org.uk/shop/donating-goods/book-a-free-furniture-collection.
Don't forget you may be able to pass on your unwanted items by using Mole Valley Freecycle Service. Recently the group moved from Yahoo Groups to the trashnothing.com site. To continue using the group, please join the group at the link below (or download the trash nothing app):
If you see fly tipping - report it. If you can get the registration number of the offending vehicle, even better. To report fly tipped material visit http://www.molevalley.gov.uk/index.cfm?articleid=17455 and click the Fly Tipping link.