TV gardener Charlie Dimmock has launched a campaign to promote waste minimisation.
The Ground Force presenter officially kicked off Surrey County Council's three-month It's about time campaign on Friday.
Surrey joint head of economic & sustainable resources Danielle Byrne said: "Surrey's household waste reached a staggering 580,000 tonnes last year.
The local authority sends 80% of its waste to landfill, and reckons that if this continues, its landfill sites will be full within two years.
Dimmock said: "My passion for gardening naturally involves taking into account the wider picture to consider and care about all environmental issues.
"Waste, in particular, affects us all - we all create it and can all play a part in reducing it. Surrey is faced with serious waste issues that need to be addressed now."