Guildford Community Recycling Centre

Changes to the Surrey resident scheme from April 2022

Anyone wishing to visit any of our 15 Community Recycling Centres (CRCs) will need to prove that they are a Surrey resident.

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New paint shop opens

From 27 September 2021, full or mostly full tins of reusable, water-based paint that are brought to Guildford CRC will be set aside for our new paint reuse shop here at Guildford. Residents will then be requested to make a suggested donation to Macmillan Cancer Support in exchange for any paint taken from the shop.

Previously, tins of water-based paint sent to the recycling centre would be sent for disposal rather than recycling or reuse. This new scheme will keep valuable resources from going to waste, all while raising money for a great cause and providing affordable, eco-friendly decorating options for Surrey residents.

Guildford's new paint shop

Opening times

  • Monday - 8am to 4pm
  • Tuesday and Wednesday - closed (view the nearest community recycling centre to Guildford)
  • Thursday and Friday - 8am to 4pm
  • Weekends - 9am to 4pm
  • The centre is open as usual on Bank Holidays with the exception of Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day when the centre is closed.

Information for customers with disabilities

Assistance for the elderly, disabled and infirm is available on site. We respectfully request that residents and staff, unless exempted under the pre 19 July 2021 restrictions, wear a face covering for the protection of both parties. Please make contact, upon arriving at site, with a member of site staff if you require help.

Contact details

  • Address: Moorfield Road, Slyfield Green Industrial Estate, Guildford, Surrey GU1 1RU.
  • Telephone: 01483 532 187 (If this number is busy or switches over to the fax, please try again later or contact SUEZ Surrey on 020 8329 1030).

For safety, pedestrians cannot walk into this centre.


What you can bring

  • Some waste is chargeable, before visiting Guildford CRC please learn more about the charges for some non-household waste.
  • You can bring chargeable waste to Guildford CRC.
  • Guildford CRC accepts a limited amount of asbestos
  • Aerosols – If empty place in with cans. If still has contents, then could potentially be hazardous. Ask a member of staff where to place them
  • Asbestos – accepted subject to our T & Cs
  • Black bag waste – sent for Energy recovery
  • Bottle tops – sent to various charities
  • Cans (mixed) – sent for recycling
  • Car batteries – sent for recycling
  • Cardboard (mixed) – sent for recycling
  • Carpet – recycling market limited
  • CDs, Books and DVDs – sent to various charities
  • Cooking oil – sent for recycling
  • Engine oil – sent for recycling (maximum of 2 x 5 litre containers accepted per visit)
  • Fluorescent tubes – sent for recycling
  • Foil – no separate containers. Place in metal containers for recycling
  • Furniture – if in good condition (please ask), maybe suitable for reuse in 'Revive' shops. If not, place wooden items in wood and timber bins, metal items in metal bins and residual in black bag or landfill bins
  • Garden waste – sent for recycling
  • Gas bottles – sent for recycling (separate containers)
  • Glass bottles and jars - sent for recycling
  • Gypsum based products/plasterboard (chargeable waste -separate containers) – sent for recycling
  • Hardcore and rubble (chargeable waste – separate containers) – sent for recycling
  • Hard plastics - no current outlets for recycling (market dependant)
  • Household batteries – sent for recycling
  • Household/Garden chemicals – need to go in Hazardous Waste containers (ask a member of staff)
  • Large electrical items (e.g., Fridge/Freezers) – sent for recycling
  • Mattresses – Trial mattress recycling project. Place in separate container
  • Metal (Ferrous/Non-ferrous) – sent for recycling
  • Mobile phones – sent to various charities
  • Small electrical items – sent for recycling
  • Paint (water-based/emulsion) - accepted and sent to our new onsite reuse paint shop
  • Paper and card (mixed) – sent for recycling
  • Plastic bottles (mixed) – sent for recycling
  • Printer cartridges – sent to various charities
  • Spectacles – sent to various charities
  • Tetra Pak carton banks – sent for recycling
  • Textile banks – sent for recycling
  • TVs and Monitors – sent for recycling
  • Tyres (Chargeable waste) – sent for recycling
  • Water filters – sent for recycling
  • Wood/Timber – sent for recycling

What you cannot bring

  • Business waste - business and commercial waste must be taken to the waste transfer station where it will be weighed and a charge made for its disposal.
  • Petrol/Diesel – none of our CRCs have the appropriate licence to accept and store fuel

Restrictions

Vehicles

Vans, pickups and trailers need a permit to access this centre.

If your permit does not show the registration number of your vehicle, you will also need to bring proof of residency in Surrey, and, if it is a hire vehicle, your hire documentation.

Visitors

No pedestrian access allowed on to this site.


Future plans for the centre

We are working to relocate the community recycling centre on Moorfield Road and to improve operations at the waste transfer station.

The planned new centre will have a number of benefits including:

  • A better layout making it easier for you to recycle
  • Space for more containers, so we can collect a wider range of materials and change what goes in each bin in line with seasonal demands.
  • Separate roads for cars and HGVs (heavy goods vehicles) to reduce queuing
  • Additional parking spaces so more people can use the facility at the same time
  • An improved waste transfer station so local councils can collect more materials from the kerbside
  • A better location providing easier access