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June 28, 2016

Chambers keeps the Surrey County Show litter free

Chambers had the important role of ensuring that the fantastic 62nd Surrey County Show in May stayed litter free from start to finish. Held at Stoke Park in Guildford and attended by thousands, the show provided heaps of family fun. Livestock judging saw cows, sheep, goats and horses of all shapes and sizes compete for a coveted trophy – our favourite categories were ‘grumpiest pig’ and ‘pig most like its handler’. Entertainment came in the form of stunt bikers, dog shows, show jumping and Morris dancing and there was an abundance of tasty local produce ranging from free range meats to chocolate-covered strawberries.

With all the fun comes lots of litter so we were delighted to provide 80 new Chambers wheelie bins located at recycling points around the show. The rubbish that didn’t make it into a bin was collected by one of our 13 uniformed litter pickers.

During the course of the show we regularly emptied the bins to prevent unsightly overflow, and after the event we transferred the day’s waste to our state of the art materials recovery facility in Slyfield where our team segregated paper, wood, cardboard and plastic ready for recycling. Any non-recyclable residue was baled and wrapped to produce a high quality refuse-derived fuel product – thus achieving 100 per cent diversion from landfill.

As one of the UK’s largest privately owned waste contractors, it was a pleasure to provide our services to ensure the Surrey County Show was kept spick and span. Disposing of litter responsibly and efficiently is important to the success of any event. It is the fifth year that we have helped out at the show and we look forward to returning next year – see you on 27 May 2017!

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