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Important news at Sainsbury's supermarket, Kiln Lane, Epsom

As part of a national initiative to directly run recycling centres at its stores, Sainsbury's has taken over the running of the recycling centre at its Kiln Lane, Epsom store.

The Council has removed all of its banks and responsibility for the site has ceased.

For information, we will continue to advise you on this page about what can be recycled at Sainsbury's. However, if you have any queries about the site please call Sainsbury's on 01372 745240.

Where are the Borough's Recycling Centres?

There are a number of centres around the Borough, at which you can recycle a variety of materials. In addition, the Civic Amenity Site at Blenheim Road (the "Tip") offers a wide range of material recycling opportunities.

Use the My Epsom & Ewell pages to find your nearest Recycling Centre and when your kerbside recycling is picked up - just enter your postcode!

What can be recycled and where?

A range of materials is recyclable, but space restrictions mean that it is not possible to recycle all materials at all sites. The table below tells you what can be recycled at which site, with more detailed information on the materials we need for recycling shown underneath.

Location 

Glass 

Cans 

Newspaper and magazines 

Cardboard 

Christ Church car park, Epsom Common

Y

Y

Y

 

Depot Road car park, Epsom

Y

Y

Y

Y

Dorset House car park, Ewell Village

Y

Y

Y

Y

Ruxley Lane Shops

Y

Y

Y

 

Sainsbury's, Kiln Lane, Epsom car park (please see above)

Y

Y

Y

Y

Stoneleigh Broadway

Y

Y

Y

 

Town Hall car park

Y

Y

Y

Wandgas Sports and Social Club,
Grafton Road

Y

Y

Y

Y

Vale Road shops

Y

Y

Y

 

 

Location

Plastic bottles 

Clothing and textiles 

Shoes 

Other 

Christ Church car park, Epsom Common

 

Y

Y

Tetra Paks and cartons

Depot Road car park, Epsom

Y

Y

Tetra Paks and cartons

Dorset House car park, Ewell Village

 Y

Y

Tetra Paks and cartons

Ruxley Lane Shops

 

Y

Y

 

Sainsbury's, Kiln Lane, Epsom car park (please see above)

Y

Y

Y

Books and music

Stoneleigh Broadway

 

Y

Y

 

Town Hall car park

 

Y

Y

 

Wandgas Sports and Social Club,
Grafton Road

 

 

Y

 

Vale Road shops

Y

Y

 


A wide range of further materials can also be recycled at the Civic Amenity Site ("the Tip") in Blenheim Road, Epsom.

What exactly can be recycled at Recycling Centres?

Plastic bottles:
  • Yes please: plastic drinks bottles, water bottles, milk bottles, shampoo bottles, detergent and bleach bottles.
  • Please help us by: washing and squashing bottles before recycling - if you squash the bottle and then put the cap back on it stays squashed. This helps to significantly increase the amount of plastics we can collect. Thank you.
  • No thank you: anything which isn't a plastic bottle! Items such as food packaging and miscellaneous plastics will simply be rejected for recycling by the processor.
Tetrapak cartons:
  • Yes please: paper-based cartons for drinks (such as milk and juice) and soup. 
  • No thank you: plastic bottles, other packaging.
Glass bottles and jars:
  • Yes please: all colours of glass bottles and jars (please rinse before recycling and discard corks, caps and lids).
  • No thank you: milk bottles, drinking glasses, window glass, Pyrex, light bulbs or ceramics.
Tins and cans:
  • Yes please: all food and drinks tins and cans, both steel and aluminium (please rinse before recycling but you don't need to remove labels). You can also recycle metal biscuit and chocolate tins.
  • No thank you: tin foil, paint cans or miscellaneous metal items such as pans or cutlery.
Newspapers and Magazines:
  • Yes please: all white newspapers, all magazines (even glossies), brochures, catalogues, letters, junk mail, shredded white paper, white envelopes (including windows) and telephone directories including Yellow Pages.
  • Shredded paper is ideal for recycling but please ensure that extra care is taken when tipping into recycling banks. Shredded paper can create a litter nuisance if scattered by the wind. 
  • No thank you: non-white newspapers, non-white telephone directories, cardboard, greetings cards or non-white envelopes. However, don't forget that you can recycle all of these items in the Cardboard banks. (see below).
Clothing:
  • Yes please: clean clothing, shoes tied in pairs, belts, handbags, ties and other accessories. 
  • No thank you: wet, heavily soiled or oily clothes, single shoes.
Books:
  • Books are taken by Oxfam for resale in their shops. Please recycle books in good condition - if they are unsuitable for resale, please place them in the cardboard, junk mail and mixed paper banks (see below).

Cardboard, junk mail and mixed paper:

  • Yes please: cardboard boxes, cardboard packaging, cereal boxes, greetings cards, non-white envelopes, coloured paper, coloured newspapers (such as the Financial Times), wallpaper as long as it is not plastic coated, books which would be unsuitable for the book bank (see above).
  • No thank you: anything that could go in to the Newspapers and Magazines collection, food and drink cartons (such as yoghurt/fruit juices/milk - these have wax and plastic content which corrupts the recycling process for our cardboard processor and should be recycled in the special bins provided).
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    page updated: Friday, 19 July 2013 © Epsom & Ewell Borough Council 2014