Holiday Rubbish & Recycling Collections dates

Due to the Christmas holidays the day your rubbish and recycling is collected may have change. Each household will get one rubbish and recycling collection over Christmas, Normal collections will re-start on Monday 4 January.

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Free Christmas Treecycling collections

The Council again this year is providing a free real Christmas tree recycling service so residents can recycle their unwanted trees. Every year the service grows ever more popular and last year residents recycled over 8,000 trees. Reigate & Banstead Borough Council are helping residents to put their real Christmas trees to good use after the festive season by offering a free Christmas Tree recycling collection service.

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Police target anti-social behaviour over Christmas

Drunken, rowdy and anti-social behaviour are the focus of a Christmas crackdown by Surrey Police and Surrey County Council Trading Standards Service.
As Christmas approaches lots of people will be heading out on the town to celebrate but police are warning that excessive drunkenness, vandalism and public order offences will not be tolerated.

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Malmstone Ave resurfacing progressing

The long awaited resurfacing of Malmstone Avenue in Merstham is progressing well and is due to be completed by the end of January.
The repair of the 3rd concrete slab (at the end of Portland Drive) was completed last week the contractor is starting the repair of the 4th and final slab this week and is expected to be completed by the end of the week and mid next week at the latest.

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Glass recycling can now all goes in one bin

Residents will now no longer need to separate their coloured glass bottles and jars for recycling because new technology.

New optical sorting technology at the plant were the Council sends its glass for recycling now allows glass to be colour separated automatically ready to be turned into new glass products. This change means that all glass recycling bins at bring sites across the borough will be able to take glass bottles and jars of any colour.

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Police urge residents against cold-call tradesman

Surrey Police is reminding residents against using tradesman who cold-call at their homes after an elderly man was conned out of more than £20,000 in just four days.
The warning follows an incident in Banstead where workmen defraud £24,000 from a 76-year-old man for chimney work that was never carried out.

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Plans for Waste Incinerator in Surrey dropped

Surrey County Council today announced that there are no longer plans to build Energy from Waste (EfW) incinerators in Surrey.

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Charity Santa run attracts all comers …. including councillors

Merstham Councillor Mark Brunt was among the 200 other Santa’s joining the Mayors Santa run in aid of the YMCA.
The Reigate and Banstead Mayor Richard Mantle came up with the idea as a novel way to raise funds for the YMCA, which is one of his nominated charities during his year in office.

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Police urge residents to secure their sheds

Local police are urging local residents to make sure that garden sheds and other buildings are secure and garden tools put away after a spate of recent thefts.
Surrey Police is appealing for information following the theft of more than £3,600 worth of electrical equipment from sheds in Redhill.

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Surrey given lowest funding of all

Surrey County Council has been given the lowest increase in county council funding in England for 2010/11. The government’s latest finance settlement confirmed Surrey will receive £1.8 million more than in 2009/10, a 1.5% increase.

The average rise for county councils was just under 4%. The average increase for all types of local authority was 2.6%.

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