Period dignity across Surrey

Making period products available to those that need them

Menstrual Health Day on 28 May marks three years since Surrey County Council proudly launched a ground-breaking initiative with charity Binti International. By providing free period products in selected locations, Surrey became the first county council in the UK to start eradicating period stigma.

Last year, to celebrate our 2 year anniversary and Menstrual Health Day, we launched our new Binti boxes. You can find these boxes in all of our library locations and in our offices.

Free period products have never been more important than now due to the cost-of-living crisis. We have estimated that the service has been used more than 20,000 times between 2022 and 2023.

Keep on reading to find out how you can get involved in Period Dignty. Watch the video below from our 2023 Binti box launch.

Where can I collect free period products?

You can collect free period products in 48 Libraries across Surrey as well as in some Surrey County Council offices. See the table and list below for the exact locations.

Each building will have one donation box and collection trays in toilets, as well as posters signposting you to where you can find free period products. Please take what you need, you don't need to ask.

If you are unsure where to find the free period products, ask our Period Dignity Champions for help. The champions are dedicated members of staff whose role it is to restock the collection trays and help you with any questions you might have.


You can also find the full postal address for your preferred library location below:

Our offices

There will also be donation boxes and collection trays available in Surrey County Council buildings at:

A Binti app is also available to download so residents can find the nearest location where free period products are available to collect and where you can donate. The app is available to download on the Apple app store or the Google Play store for Android users.

Anyone can donate tampons and pads to the donation boxes – the more donations the better! All you have to do is go to your local participating library and put your donation in the donation box.

When donating, please be aware that we only accept individually wrapped period products.

Look out for the Period Dignity displays in libraries like the ones in Guildford Library and Weybridge library as shown below.

How can my organisation or business help with Period Dignity at work?

If your organisation or business would like to get involved, email the or visit the Binti website. You will be sent an information pack that explains more about the initiative and will outline how you can get started.

For more information, visit the Binti website.

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