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You did it! Food waste recycling makes huge saving

Published: 01 Jul 2018

Surrey residents saved an extra £200,000 to help protect essential services last year…just by putting more food waste in caddies! This year residents are being urged to help further boost savings by recycling even more of their food waste.

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Help bag a saving by recycling your clothes and home textiles

Published: 01 Apr 2018

The lead-up to summer is when many of us refresh our wardrobes and replace old clothes and home textiles. But don't throw out the towel or banish your boots just yet; recycle them and help save money and the environment.

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Gasification explained

Published: 01 Apr 2018

Gasification is used to process black bag waste and turn it into energy. Black bag waste is the name given to household waste that can't be recycled.

The gasification facility at the Eco Park is designed to treat up to 55,000 tonnes of black bag waste a year. That's approximately a third of the black bag waste that Surrey residents generate. This will come from homes in northern Surrey, mainly in Spelthorne, Runnymede and Elmbridge.

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April 2018 progress report

Published: 01 Apr 2018

Within the anaerobic digestion area, the main focus of the past few months has been on testing various parts of the equipment and processes. This has included the combined heat and power (CHP) engine, which has been run on imported biogas in a successful test. The CHP engine will be used to convert the biogas produced in the anaerobic digestion (AD) process into heat and electricity to be used on site, with excess electricity going into the National Grid.

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