Recycling bank sites
Recycling bank sites
As part of a re-organisation of our local recycling sites, the banks located at Woodthorpe Road, Ashford have been removed. Additional recycling can still be taken to the nearby sites at White House Depot, Kingston Road or Spelthorne Leisure Centre, Knowle Green.
Small electrical equipment recycling:
The five sites to have the new banks will be:
Large electrical items and anything that does not fit in the chute should be taken to Charlton Lane Community Recycling Centre. This includes items such as:
To learn more about the recycling of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) please visit the Recycle Now website
Knowle Green Council Offices now have a container for recycling household batteries, located in the reception area.
Batteries can also be take to Charlton Lane Community Recycling Centre.
|The recycling more website allows you to search using your postcode to find your nearest recycling banks. The results are displayed on a map of the area.|
Please select your area from the list below:-
Church Road (Royal Hart)
Tesco store, Ashford Hospital
White House Depot, Kingston Road
Staines Road West (by Black Dog PH)
Shepperton Road by Recreation Ground
Laleham Park, Riverside
Also available are disposal facilities for oil, cardboard, scrap metal, asbestos and car batteries
Manor Park Car Park, Church Road
Shepperton Village Hall
Shepperton Marina, Felix Lane
Halliford Recreation Ground
Elmsleigh Surface Car Park
Knowle Green Leisure Centre
Riverside Car Park
Lammas Recreation Ground
Tesco store, Staines Road West
The Avenue Car Park
Sunbury Park, Green Street
All about the banks
Our banks accept newspapers, magazines, junk mail, office paper, catalogues, envelopes, telephone directories and yellow pages. They cannot accept cardboard.
All our paper is recycled at paper mills in Western Europe and in the UK where possible. This avaids transporting it long distances for reprocessing.
Spelthorne collects three colours of glass (green, brown and clear) in separate banks. The collected glass is crushed into cullet before it is taken to a glass manufacturer to make new bottles and jars.
Glass can be recycled over and over again without any loss of quality which means we can save natural resources by putting all glass bottles into the banks.
Our banks will take aluminium and steel cans but cannot take aerosols.
They should be washed and squashed before you put them into the bank so that they do not take up so much space.
Once collected they are baled and sent for reprocessing. Organisations or schools can get money by saving aluminium cans, which are valuable. For more information please contact Alcan - Aluminium Can Recycling at www.cashforcans.co.uk
We take any paired shoes in reasonable condition.
The European Recycling Company Ltd collects from Spelthorne's shoe banks. Around 90% of the shoes are shipped to developing countries. On arrival they are cleaned prior to redistribution. This gives valued employment to local people.
The remaining 10% are processed to extract raw material, which is mostly different types of plastic.
The banks accept all clothing, paired shoes, curtains and bed linen. They should be in a clean condition and put into the banks in small carrier bags. Do not try to put full dustbin bags into the chute, as it will jam.
The banks are provided on behalf of two charities: SCOPE, who support people with cerebral palsy, and TRAID who are a charity committed to protecting the environment and reducing world poverty. Good quality clothing will be sent to developing countries. Any worn textiles are sold for reprocessing into cleaning cloths or insulation material and the payments used to fund the charities' other activities.
Spelthorne Borough Council is working with Tetra Pak and the carton industry body ACE UK (Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment) to establish carton collection points at key recycling points - to collect paper-based cartons only - for residents to take their empty cartons to be recycled.
When collected, the cartons are taken away to be baled and transported to a recycling mill. where they are recycled into a number of different products, ranging from plasterboard liner to high-strength paper bags and envelopes.
For more information visit www.tetrapakrecycling.co.uk
Books and music
The banks accept good quality books, records, DVD's, CD's and videos. The banks are provided on the behalf of the British Heart Foundation, a charity committed to playing a leading role in the fight against disease of the heart and circulation, so that it is no longer a major cause of disability and premature death (www.bhf.org.uk/).