Making period products available to those that need them
- Donate or pick up at selected locations across Surrey
- Where can I donate products?
- How can my organisation or business help with Period Dignity at work?
It's one year since we proudly launched a ground-breaking initiative with charity Binti International, to provide free period products in selected locations across Surrey and be the first county council in the UK to start eradicating period stigma.
Katie Stewart, ex-Strategic Lead for Equality Diversity and Inclusion at Surrey County Council, said: "Surrey County Council is proud to be involved in this initiative in partnership with Binti International to provide equal access to pads so no one need suffer the indignity of managing their period without period products. We hope that Surrey residents will support this great initiative by donating products, and that businesses across the county will do so by providing products for their employees, so that more and more collection and donation points across Surrey can be provided. It's time for period dignity across Surrey".
We've included more information about getting involved below.
Donate or pick up at selected locations across Surrey
There will be donation bins and collection boxes where residents can help themselves to pads if needed, in the following selected locations across Surrey.
You can also find the full postal address for your preferred library location below:
- Caterham Hill
- Caterham Valley
- Frimley Green
- West Byfleet
There will also be donation bins and collection boxes available in Surrey County Council buildings at:
- Quadrant Court in Woking
- Consort House in Redhill
- Fairmount House in Leatherhead
- Woodhatch Place in Reigate
- Ashley Park House, 42 to 50 Hersham Road, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, KT12 1RZ
Donation bins and collection boxes are also available in the following locations in Surrey:
- Places Leisure, Camberley, Grand Avenue, Camberley, GU15 3QH
- Tadworth Leisure and Community Centre, Preston Manor Rd, Epsom, Tadworth KT20 5FB
- The Hive (Community Centre in Guildford), Park Barn Drive, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 8EN
Look out for the Binti stickers in libraries that show that free pads are provided in that location. There is no need to ask, simply go to the collection box and help yourself.
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 for IOS users or the Google Play store for Android users.
Where can I donate products?
Anyone can donate unopened packets of pads to the Binti bins the more donations the better! Look out for the Binti stickers which show participating venues.
How can my organisation or business help with Period Dignity at work?
If your organisation or business would like to get involved, email the email@example.com 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.