Community recycling centres
Coronavirus - Community Recycling Centres update
Most of Surrey's Community Recycling Centres (CRCs) have reopened to accept a wider range of items.
We will be opening Caterham CRC on 3 July and Cranleigh CRC on 4 July. Caterham will be able to accept black bag and green waste, while Cranleigh will only accept green waste for the time being. Both sites will operate with their normal opening hours and days.
Residents can take batteries, black bag waste, bulky waste, cardboard, gas bottles, green waste, hazardous waste, scrap metal, small electronics, white goods, and wood.
The CRCs are unable to accept asbestos, chargeable waste (soil, rubble, plasterboard or tyres), and textiles at present.
Residents using a van, pick-up or trailer can use the sites again, but will still need a valid van permit, as usual. Hire vehicles must have vehicle hire documentation clearly displayed in the windscreen. No vans, pick-ups or trailers will be allowed access onto the Caterham, Cranleigh and Farnham CRCs.
The number of people allowed on site at one time are limited and there are revised opening hours.
Residents should only use the CRCs if they absolutely need to, and must check for the latest information before they travel, as these arrangements are subject to change. Please see individual site information for further details.
We are planning to open Bagshot, Dorking and Warlingham in early August and will provide more information nearer the time.
Visiting a Community Recycling Centre
Pedestrians cannot walk into any of the CRCs
The following measures will be in place at all CRCs:
- Upon entering the site you will be directed to a lane to wait until a bay becomes available.
- 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
Alternatively, our community recycling centres are as follows:
- Bagshot (closed)
- Caterham (black bag and green waste only)
- Cranleigh (green waste only)
- Dorking (closed)
- Lyne (Chertsey)
- Warlingham (closed)
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.