New recycling and refuse service moves a step closer

Coming Summer 2012 – New easy way for Merstham residents to recycle more rubbish directly from their homes moved a step closer with the arrival of the first new refuse vehicles.

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Merstham shared garden scheme to be launched

Raven Housing Trust is launching a shared garden scheme in Merstham that matches people with under-used gardens to gardeners

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New Years Recycling resolutions

New Years resolutions to help everyone get into the habit of reducing waste

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Merstham refuse collection – 1st Dec Update

Latest reports from Reigate & Banstead Borough Council are that they intend to operate a full refuse collection service in the Merstham area tomorrow. Residents are asked to put out their bins for collection as usual. This service may still be subject to local conditions and their may still be difficulty’s reaching certain properties.

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Disruption to Council severe during winter weather

With the spread of snowy and icy conditions in Merstham and across the borough, Reigate & Banstead Borough Council has published advice on likely impacts to its services.
The page on its website covers disruption to refuse collection, closed buildings and other alterations to services in the event of snow or freezing weather. The council’s page will be updated daily during any bad weather and we will try to provide updates on any disruption to Merstham services on this web site.

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Council triumphs twice in Recycling Awards

Reigate & Banstead emerged from last Thursday’s Achievement in Recycling Awards with two awards, beating off competition from far larger organisations in its bid to have the recycling achievements of local residents recognised in these national awards.
The council won the Recycling Partnership Award, beating Tesco and Cardiff City Council and the Council’s Recycling Officer, Lizzy Jones, also won a Recycling Champion award.

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Home composting, residents encouraged to “give it a grow”

Council is using Compost Awareness Week (2-10 May 2010) to encourage more Merstham residents to start recycling their kitchen, household and garden waste by composting at home. “Give it a grow”, the theme of this year’s Compost Awareness Week, aims to encourage us all to try something different, like having a go at home composting or extending the range of waste we compost to do our bit for the environment.

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Council’s recycling team hit the road

Reigate & Banstead Borough Council’s recycling team is hitting the road over the coming months to bring the “reduce, reuse and recycle” message out to residents to help them waste less, and hopefully save money at the same time.
The Recycling Road show will be in Merstham for the Quality Street Fair on the 3rd July.

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Delayed Refuse & Recycling collections – Update (7th Jan)

Council staff are continuing to work hard, in difficult icy conditions to clear the backlog of Refuse & Recycling that has built up. Many residents have not had a collection since before Christmas. Today staff have focused their energies on the hilly and more difficult to reach parts of the borough where it has not been possible to collect for some time.
Staff will return tomorrow using the same approach to try and clear other roads which have not previously been collected, the Merstham area has been identified as an area of priority as it has not had a collection since before Christmas.Subject to weather collection staff will be carrying out collections on Saturday 9 January.

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Snow, cold weather disruption to refuse collections

Due to the large amount of snow that has fallen in Merstham over night and more snow anticipated today (Wednesday 6th) there is likely to be disruption to refuse and recycling collections today. The councils advice is to leave your bin out if it is not collected and they will continue to attempt to collect it as soon as possible. So is best if the bins are left out.
I will post further updates here as I get them.

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