New waste collections service

From 12 June, food waste, textiles and small electrical items will all be collected weekly

All three items will be collected by a new dedicated vehicle on the same day as recycling or rubbish but at a different time. A portion of the money from the textiles collected will be donated to a local charity.

Residents can check which day their collection is by typing their postcode in to My Spelthorne or by calling 01784 451499.

A leaflet with information and the new collection calendar was delivered to residents in May together with a roll of plastic food waste liners. Residents can also re-use bread bags, salad bags and plastic carrier bags, newspaper or compostable liners to line their caddy. The calendar will also be in the summer edition of the Bulletin.

Cllr Nick Gething, Portfolio Holder for Environment and Compliance, said:

"I am delighted that we have these new vehicles and can offer our residents the opportunity to recycle their unwanted textiles and small electrical items on a weekly basis. I hope this encourages people to recycle more often."

Any residents who need a new food waste bin can order one online. More information about all kerbside collections and what you can put in each bin can be found on our kerbside collection page.

Food waste liners, bins and clear plastic bags for textiles and small electricals are available from the Council Offices and Community Centres in Ashford, Shepperton, Staines-upon-Thames and Sunbury. Visit our Community Centres for their exact locations.

Composting is the best option for any food waste and we have discounted digesters available for residents.