Dispose of small DIY waste free of charge

We are lifting charges at our community recycling centres

From 1 September, we are lifting charges on resident DIY waste in line with Government policy changes that were proposed a in June.

Like most neighbouring authorities, we currently charge for all rubble and plasterboard to be disposed of at community recycling centres (CRCs). From 1 September up to two 50-litre rubble bags or one large item no larger than 2m x 0.75m x 0.7m per household will be accepted for free, at a maximum frequency of four visits over four weeks. Anything in excess of this will be chargeable at current rates.

DIY waste can be accepted at nine of the 15 community recycling centres and access to the rubble and plasterboard containers will continue to be controlled and monitored. A new monitoring system will be introduced using the automatic number plate recognition system to monitor usage.

Our CRCs are well used for disposing of household waste and recycling. As a reminder, here are just some of the things you can dispose of:

  • Batteries
  • Carpet
  • Cooking oil
  • Furniture
  • Small electrical items
  • Paper and card
  • Metal

A full list of Surrey's community recycling centres is available on the community recycling centres web page, along with details of what is accepted at each site.

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