Surrey Resident Scheme

Coronavirus - Community Recycling Centres update 2 April 2021

From Friday 2 April, a wider range of materials will be accepted at Bagshot, Cranleigh, Dorking and Warlingham community recycling centres (CRCs).

These sites will now accept non-recyclable black bag and bulky wastes in addition to a full range of recyclable wastes.

Please check the CRC you wish to visit for more detail.

Surrey's Community Recycling Centres (CRCs) continue remain open.

From the 12 April some Revive re-use shops have reopened please check the CRC you wish to visit

Please do not visit the CRCs unless your journey is essential – stay at home. You should not visit the CRCs if you are any of the following:

  • Extremely vulnerable and are remaining at home for shielding purposes.
  • Symptomatic with coronavirus (COVID-19).
  • In 10-day self isolation. (Please refer to the NHS website for specific guidance on self isolation)

Introducing ANPR at our CRCs from March 2021 onwards

Surrey County Council is introducing Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) technology to thirteen of its fifteen Community Recycling Centres. The system will capture and read an image of visitors' vehicle number plates to enable monitoring of usage and to assist in identifying unauthorised users. The cameras will be rolled out throughout March with the system going live shortly thereafter.

If you attend the following community recycling centres you will be asked for proof that you live in one of the 11 district or boroughs in Surrey:

Proof of address

The following documentation is acceptable as proof of your address:

  • Your driving licence
  • This year's council tax bill
  • A recent utility bill
  • Your Surrey bus pass.

If you do not live in one of the 11 Surrey districts or boroughs, or if you do not have proof of address with you, you will not be allowed to use the above community recycling centres.

Why do we have this scheme?

To dispose of waste brought to our community recycling centres from residents in neighbouring councils costs us half a million pounds a year. To ensure you are not burdened with this cost we have introduced the Surrey Resident Scheme, which is in line with similar schemes from our neighbouring councils.

However, if you have to use a site in Surrey please visit the Epsom site where your waste and recycling can be weighed and charged for at the standard trade waste disposal rate.

If you live outside of Surrey you can dispose of your waste and recycling for free at your local authority site: