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Community recycling centre changes from 1 June 2020

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.

More items are accepted at other CRCs

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.

From Monday 1 June, residents will be able to take more types of waste to Surrey's community recycling centres (CRCs).

CRCs in Bagshot, Caterham, Cranleigh, Dorking and Warlingham will remain closed as it's not possible to safely open them with social distancing measures in place. We will continue to review this and open them when it is possible to do so.

Revised opening hours from 8 June

The revised opening hours for CRCs from Monday, 8 June are 8am - 4pm.

Materials which can be taken from 1 June

Residents will be able to take:

  • Batteries
  • Black bag waste
  • Bulky waste
  • Cardboard
  • Gas bottles
  • Green waste
  • Hazardous waste
  • Scrap metal
  • Small electronics
  • White goods
  • Wood

Materials which can't be taken from 1 June

  • Asbestos
  • Chargeable waste (soil, rubble, plasterboard or tyres)
  • Textiles (we are looking at ways to enable the collection of textiles and will update this information as soon as it is available)

Vans, pick ups and trailers

Residents using a van, pick-up or trailer will be able to visit the sites again from Monday 1 June, but will still need a valid van permit, as usual.

Social distancing

It is important we maintain social distancing measures for the safety and wellbeing of staff and visitors to the sites. 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.

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.

Staff will not be able to assist you in unloading your vehicle. So please only bring to site what you can carry yourself.

Reuse shops

The Revive reuse shops remain closed.