How To Recycle Everyday Items In Surrey Including Crisp Packets And Razor Blades

Reduce, reuse, recycle is a simple enough mantra to follow, but when items don’t fit into the standard categories of plastic, card and glass, what can you do? A lot, it turns out.

More obscure items don’t have to go straight to landfill anymore, with endless options arising in an effort to combat climate change.

Thanks to an online search tool produced by the Surrey Environment partnership, it’s simple to find out how you can get rid of unwanted items locally in a sustainable way.

Read more: The Surrey areas named among England's least eco-friendly places

To save you some time, we’ve put together a list of some of the everyday things you might not know you can recycle, and how you can do it.

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CD cases

While CDs, DVDs and their cases can’t be recycled, they can be reused if they are in good condition. Local charity shops can sell on old CDs and DVDs, and some recycling banks also collect these items.

Community Recycling Centres across Surrey including in Leatherhead, Caterham and Epsom will take unwanted CDs, DVDs and their cases and send them to charity.

You can even earn an extra bit of money by selling your unwanted CDs and DVDs on through resell websites like eBay and Facebook Marketplace.

There’s also several companies that will buy old CDs and DVDs that you send to them, including Music Magpie.

The process is incredibly straightforward, from scanning items for an instant price, sending your old CDs and DVDs for free and receiving payment the day after they receive your items.

Razor blades

While you might go to chuck your razor blades once they’ve become blunt, their stainless-steel material actually makes them quite adept for easy recycling.

First and foremost, any sharp materials that you intend to recycle need to be stored safely to prevent any injuries. A number of community recycling centres across the county have containers for metal recycling where you can dispose of your used razor blades.

If your local community recycling centre doesn’t have the ability to recycle scrap metal, then you can also recycle your used razor blades with TerraCycle.

Popular shaving brands like Gilette and Venus have teamed up with this company to make recycling easier, so you can simply send your unwanted razor blades in a prepaid envelope and let them do the rest.

Crisp packets

Walkers crisps
Walkers crisps

According to the Surrey Environment Partnership, crisp packets can’t currently be recycled by Surrey councils. The mixed materials of the metallised plastic film makes it difficult to recycle due to complex guidelines set by Material Recycling Facilities.

This doesn’t mean that you can’t go the extra mile to recycle them. A number of supermarkets have drop-off points where you can recycle different items, including crisp packets.

Supermarkets including Tesco, Co-op and Sainsbury’s collect and recycle items that councils typically aren’t able to.

You can check online at your local supermarket to see if they collect crisp packets, along with other soft plastics that usually go to landfill.

TerraCycle also offer a crisp packet recycling scheme in collaboration with Walkers, with more than 1,600 public drop-off locations nationwide.

There is a drop-off point within 4 miles of 80 per cent of UK households, and several are placed across the county.

You can use their search tool to find your nearest drop-off point here.

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