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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 Community Recycling Centre (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 from 8am to 4pm
  • Tuesday and Wednesday we are closed (view the nearest community recycling centre to Guildford)
  • Thursday and Friday from 8am to 4pm
  • Weekends from 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.

Customers requiring assistance

If you require assistance for any reason, please ask a member of staff for 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 (for example 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 - Guildford Borough Council also accept cartons in kerbside green recycling bin.
  • 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


Surrey resident scheme

This centre is now only accessible to Surrey residents. Please see details of the Surrey resident scheme.


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.


  • No pedestrian access allowed on to this site.
  • Please ensure that all children under primary school age (Year 6) and pets always remain in the vehicle. Year 7 children and above need to be accompanied by an adult.

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 Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGV) 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

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