Epsom and Ewell Borough Council are urging residents to recycle any unwanted frozen food and to not let it end up in landfill.
The plea comes after traces of horsemeat were found in some supermarket products.
On Friday it was announced that supermarkets had broadly found no further horsemeat contamination in their processed beef.
However, the council fears that worry about the crisis could lead to residents discarding processed meals.
Councillor Jean Smith, Chairman of the Environment Committee, said: "Whist it's important to follow government advice, we would like to remind residents that food waste can be recycled in Epsom & Ewell".
"Frozen meat products taken out of their packaging can be put with all other food waste, cooked or uncooked, in food waste bins. These items will not re-enter the food chain and will be composted."
The horsemeat contamination scandal erupted after products from Findus and Aldi were found to be made of 100% horsemeat.
Since then food retailers have been told to carry out tests on all of their processed beef products.
Article from Rob Kearsey at thisissurreytoday
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