Community recycling centres

Coronavirus - Community Recycling Centres update 16 June 2021

In line with the governments announcement implementing a 4 week pause to the easing of the current step 3 lockdown measures, the lifting of restrictions at Surrey's Community Recycling Centres (CRC's) will now not take place on the 21 June 2021. This decision will be reviewed in 4 weeks time.

From 2 April, a wider range of materials has been accepted at Bagshot, Cranleigh, Dorking and Warlingham community recycling centres (CRCs).

These sites now accept non-recyclable black bag and bulky wastes in addition to a full range of recyclable wastes.

Please check the CRC you wish to visit for more detail.

Surrey's Community Recycling Centres (CRCs) continue to remain open.

From the 12 April some Revive re-use shops have reopened please check the CRC you wish to visit

Please do not visit the CRCs unless your journey is essential – stay at home. You should not visit the CRCs if you are any of the following:

  • Extremely vulnerable and are remaining at home for shielding purposes.
  • Symptomatic with coronavirus (COVID-19).
  • In 10-day self isolation. (Please refer to the NHS website for specific guidance on self isolation)

Introducing ANPR at our CRCs from early 2021 onwards.

Surrey County Council is introducing Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) technology at thirteen of its fifteen Community Recycling Centres. The system will capture and read an image of visitors' vehicle number plates to enable monitoring of usage and to assist in identifying unauthorised users. For further information on what we do with this information please read our Privacy notice.

The cameras will be installed in March with the system going live shortly thereafter.

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Surrey resident scheme

Details of our resident scheme

Visiting a Community Recycling Centre

Information for customers with disabilities.

Whilst we are unable to offer any assistance to disabled visitors at the moment, nine of our larger CRCs can provide trolleys on request. For further information please check the page for the CRC you wish to visit beforehand.

Pedestrians cannot walk into any of the CRCs

Please also check the page for the CRC you wish to visit beforehand for exact details of waste that can be accepted at individual sites.

The following measures will be in place at all CRCs:

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  • Upon entering the site you will be directed to a lane to wait until a bay becomes available.

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  • Once a bay becomes free you will be asked to reverse into a numbered bay.

  • There will be clearly marked walkways and only one person will be able to be on the gantries to access the containers at any time.
  • Once you have disposed your waste you will need to leave by the exit.

As a result of the social distancing measures, the number of people allowed on the 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. We ask that you bear with us whilst operation of this restricted service gets underway.

Please treat site staff with respect and consideration during this challenging period.


Please see each individual community recycling centre (CRC) below for details of their addresses, opening hours and what you can and cannot take to them and any restrictions that apply.

Our community recycling centres


All 15 Surrey County Council Community Recycling Centres (CRCs) and our three waste transfer stations are run by SUEZ Surrey (formerly known as SITA Surrey).

Please note: We do not tolerate any form of abuse directed towards our site staff. Any serious incidents or threatening behaviour will be reported to the police and may result in council services being withdrawn.