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Latest Community Recycling Centre reopenings

Published: 28 May 2020

Summer CRC updates

Community Recycling Centres return to normal opening days

From Saturday 1 August, community recycling centres (CRCs) across Surrey will be returning to their normal opening days. In addition, the three final sites – Bagshot, Dorking and Warlingham, will re-open to accept green waste only.

Opening hours at all sites will be 8am until 4pm on each opening day and please check the community recycling centres page before travelling.

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.

Bagshot, Dorking and Warlingham sites now open

Our final three sites, Bagshot, Dorking and Warlingham, are open from Saturday 1 August for green waste only. They will be open on their usual, pre-lockdown opening days, from 8am to 4pm.

Caterham and Cranleigh CRCs have been open since the beginning of July, accepting black and green waste and green waste only, respectively. These sites are quieter than the larger sites, so we'd encourage residents to travel to those sites if they only have black/green waste to dispose of, as appropriate, rather than their usual site, as it might be quicker overall.

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 ten larger sites that are currently accepting more types of waste. More information is available on the community recycling centres page.

Vans 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 community recycling centres page for full details of opening hours and materials you can take, before you travel.

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