There are a wide range of local groups already working hard to raise awareness of environmental issues in our borough and help to improve our local community. Please find details of these groups below.
If you're aware of other groups not listed below then please get in touch and send us the details! Our email address is at the end of the page.
Epsom and Ewell Borough Council's Where I Live tool provides lots of information about your local area including: the names and contact details of your local councillors, details of refuse and recycling collections, and details of local facilities.
Plastic-free/zero waste Shopping:
Honey and Bamboo, Ewell
Honey and Bamboo is a fantastic zero-waste shop in Ewell, stocking a wide range of store cupboard items, cleaning products and toiletries. Bring your own containers to refill. You can also find them on facebook.
Just outside of the borough, Greenwise in Ashtead is the nearest shop selling packaging-free products. They also have a branch in Fetcham. Bring along your own containers to refill.
Second Hand - Buying, Selling, Sharing and Swapping:
Freecycle aims to keep items out of landfills by providing an internet listings service to help people give unwanted items to someone else for free in their own community. Keeping stuff out of landfill helps build a sustainable future, is good for the environment and builds local and world communities. Freecycle's Epsom group allows residents to offer items to others in the community for free and to also post requests for items they need.
Olio is a free sharing app. "On OLIO, you’ll find millions of people giving away food & other household items to their neighbours, all for free. Fight waste. Help your neighbours. Save our planet."
Repair and Reuse:
Open on the 3rd Saturday of the month between 2pm-5pm. Advance booking is essential. Bring along your broken household item for assessment and if possible, repair! The repair café's expert volunteer repairers work in a relaxed café environment.
Refill connects you with places to eat, drink and shop with less waste. There is an app you can download which shows you where you can get your water bottle refilled for free, where you can use your own coffee cup and lunch box and where you can shop plastic free.
Environmental action groups:
The local group of The Green Party which campaigns for Green Party policies and supports local community action in the Mole Valley & Epsom and Ewell district and borough council areas.
The local group of the Extinction Rebellion (XR) movement.
Several of the Churches in Epsom are Eco Churches, these include:
Keep Epsom and Ewell Tidy run facebook and twitter pages highlighting the work of volunteer litter pickers in the Borough and also arrange group litter picks. Take a look at their pages to find out more.
Nature Reserves, trees, green spaces and rivers:
Epsom Common Association supports the preservation and protection of Epsom Common, a Local Nature Reserve and Site of Special Scientific Interest.
The Epsom & Ewell Tree Advisory Board (EETAB) is a well-established volunteer group helping to safeguard the borough's trees. Their projects include: planting in parks and schools, protecting existing trees in the borough and promoting tree planting projects, particularly the replacement of street trees. Website: www.eetab.org.uk/
An environmental charity dedicated to conserving and restoring rivers and their catchments across the South East of England.
Buildings and planning:
Epsom Civic Society works to protect the heritage of Epsom, to encourage high standards of new planning and building, to promote civic pride and to inspire progressive improvement in the quality of urban life for everyone.
Full details of loccal recycling schemes can be found on our Waste and Recycling page. Quick links to the community based collection points can be found below:
Greenway Terracycle Collection Collection point in The Wells area.
Hookfield Terracycle Recycling Collection point on Hookfield, Epsom.
Tadworth & Local Area Recycling Page The Tadworth Terracyle group have a number of drop off points in the local area.
Cuddington Terracycle Scheme Collection bins are located at Shadbolt Park, Vale Road /Cunliffe Road(opposite Post Office), Salisbury Road (by Cuddington Community Primary School).
Epsom Methodist Church - Eco Church Recycling Schemes The Eco Church group collect for a range of recycling schemes, including: used stamps, used batteries, gently used bras, used spectacles, empty pill blister packs and crisp packets.