Community recycling centre changes from 1 August 2020

Coronavirus - Community Recycling Centres update

All Surrey community recycling centres will be open from 1 August, but some are only accepting certain types of waste. Please check site details before you travel.

Bagshot, Dorking and Warlingham community recycling centres will be opening from Saturday 1 August for green waste only at the moment. We hope to be able to add other types of waste soon.

Residents can take batteries, black bag waste, bulky waste, cardboard, gas bottles, green waste, hazardous waste, scrap metal, small electronics, textiles, white goods, and wood.

The CRCs are unable to accept asbestos and chargeable waste (soil, rubble, plasterboard or tyres) 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 Bagshot, Caterham, Cranleigh, Dorking, Farnham and Warlingham CRCs.

As visitor levels return to normal, all sites will return to their standard opening days as of Saturday 1 August. Please check the website before travelling.

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.

Materials which can be taken from 1 August

Residents will be able to take:

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

Materials which can't be taken from 1 August

  • Asbestos
  • Chargeable waste (soil, rubble, plasterboard or tyres)

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.