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Community recycling centres (CRCs) to stay open

Published: 30 October 2019

CRCs to stay open

Good news for Surrey's CRCs

Following a review of waste services over the summer, Surrey County Council's cabinet has confirmed they will be keeping all 15 of the county's community recycling centres (CRCs) open.

Mike Goodman, Cabinet Member for Environment and Waste, said: "We know that our CRC service is highly valued by residents, so we're pleased to announce that we're keeping our current network of sites open."

The four community recycling centres at Bagshot, Cranleigh, Dorking and Warlingham were being considered for closure, however the decision has been made to keep them open but accepting recyclable materials only, with the addition of wood.

In addition, the cabinet has agreed to:

  • Open Leatherhead CRC on Fridays so there is a site which will accept all waste seven days per week as a nearby alternative to the Dorking CRC.
  • There will be no charges for wood and roofing felt, although existing charges for rubble, soil, plasterboard and tyres will continue.
  • There will be a new charge for annual van permits, £8.50 per year, to be introduced from 1 January 2020.
  • The popular Revive shops will be reviewed and expanded to encourage discarded items to be given a second life reducing waste, as well as generating income to support the CRC service and donating to charities.

Councillor Goodman, explained: "We are determined to create a greener future for our county. We want to help by making it as easy to recycle both at our CRCs and at home too. But we all need to take responsibility for what we throw away. We simply can't just shut our bin lid and leave our rubbish for someone else to sort out.

If Surrey residents, recycled just one per cent more – at home and at CRCs, it saves the county council £230,000 a year. So if we all reduce, reuse and recycle as much as we can, it helps the environment and helps reduce the cost of running the community recycling centres."

Wondering what you can recycle at Surrey's CRCs?

Take a look at this film featuring the CRC staff on what you can recycle at Surrey's community recycling centres for free. For more information on what and where you can recycle visit our page about Community Recycling Centres.

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