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Published: 28 May 2020

CRCs opening June

CRCs start accepting more types of waste

Following the successful reopening of the community recycling centres (CRCs) last month, from Monday 1 June, residents will be able to take more types of waste to Surrey's CRCs including wood, scrap metal, small electronics and white goods.

Social distancing rules on site will remain in places for the safety and wellbeing of our staff and visitors. This means the number of people allowed in each site at any one time will be limited. It's expected that only a quarter of cars will be able to pass through the sites, compared to the typical peak time visitor levels at this time of year.

Therefore, queues are expected and people should only visit the CRC if it's essential. If you do travel to the CRCs, please follow instructions from the traffic marshals.

Natalie Bramhall, Cabinet Member for Environment and Climate Change, said: "Thank you to all the residents who have used our CRCs recently for their understanding of the measures in place and for their gratitude to site staff. Accepting two types of waste has helped residents to clear the black bag waste and garden waste they will have been holding onto while the sites were closed and I'm pleased that we can now start to move to accepting more materials."

Cranleigh and Caterham CRCs opening early July

Cranleigh and Caterham community recycling centres are opening in early July. Caterham CRC will be opening from Friday 3 July for residents to bring black bag waste and green waste only. Cranleigh CRC will be opening from Saturday 4 July for residents to bring green waste only.

Both sites will open for their standard operating days and hours which are Friday to Wednesday for Caterham (closed Mondays and Tuesdays) and Saturday to Monday for Cranleigh (closed Tuesdays to Fridays), opening at 8am and closing at 4pm each day.

The limited number of waste materials accepted at these smaller sites will allow residents to dispose of the largest volume waste types, while maintaining social distancing for the safety of residents and site staff. Residents who need to dispose of other types of waste will need to go to one of the 10 larger sites that are currently accepting more types of waste. More information is available on the Surrey County Council Community Recycling Centres website

We are expecting to be able to open the last three remaining CRCs, which are Dorking, Warlingham and Bagshot, in early August and will confirm the details nearer the time.

Van's pick-ups and trailers

Residents using a van, pick-up or trailer will be able to visit the sites again but will still need a van permit, as usual. Due to social distancing measures, staff will not be able to assist you in unloading your vehicle, this includes white goods. So please only bring to site what you can carry yourself.

Unfortunately, the Revive re-use shops remain closed at this time and the sites do not have capacity to store items for re-use, so please hold onto these at home for the time-being.

At the moment, the sites won't be able to accept chargeable waste (soil, rubble, plasterboard or tyres), or textiles. Please check the Surrey County Council Community Recycling Centres website for full details of opening hours and materials you can take, before you travel.

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