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You now need a permit number to access any of the community recycling centres in Surrey if you drive -
For the purpose of the permit scheme, a van is:
The waste permit is a unique reference number attached to your vehicle registration. When you visit the site, staff will validate your permit and record the waste and recycling you have brought.
Surrey County Council does not allow construction waste to be brought to the sites in vans, pickups or trailers. This type of waste may only be brought to the site in a car. Please refer to our construction waste page to find out why Surrey County Council restrict this type of waste.
Construction waste includes, but is not limited to -
Surrey Community Recycling Centres (CRCs) are for household waste only. The permit scheme is to prevent trade waste from entering the household sites.
As businesses mostly use commercial type vehicles and large trailers to move waste around, these vehicles and trailers will need permits. This will mean residents who drive this type of vehicle and have a valid permit can still deposit their own household waste, but businesses will be kept out.
To set you up with your permit number we need to take some personal details. We need these to ensure only residents with their own household waste obtain a permit. Your details will only be used in the operation of the scheme and will not be passed to anyone else. From time to time we may contact you with updates and to obtain feedback. We may also need to validate your details to ensure they are correct.
You can apply for your permit in two ways. The quickest way is to apply online and get your permit number right now, or you can contact the SCC contact centre who will take some details and process your application.
Apply online or contact the SCC contact centre on 03456 009 009.
Do you need a reminder of your permit number.
If you want to know more, please read our frequently asked questions.