Since 1 April 2022, anyone wishing to visit any of Surrey's 15 Community Recycling Centres (CRCs) will need to prove that they are a Surrey resident.
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 any of Surrey's 15 CRCs.
Introducing number plate recognition at our centres from March 2022 onwards
We are introducing Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) technology to thirteen of our fifteen Community Recycling Centres (CRCs). 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.
Why do we have this scheme?
Historically Surrey County Council had agreements with, participating, neighbouring authorities, which allowed Surrey residents to use participating authorities community recycling centres, and for the participating authorities residents to use Surrey County Council facilities, especially where a facility was closer to residents than their own authorities facility may have been.
Surrey residents are now denied access to some neighbouring authorities facilities, therefore, regrettably, Surrey County Council will no longer accept waste from non Surrey residents free of charge, the cost of disposal for additional non Surrey residents waste is an substantial amount
Non Surrey residents may still use certain Surrey sites, but they will be charged for disposal. The available sites are Epsom , Leatherhead and Guildford Waste Transfer Stations (WTS), 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, the list below details some alternative recycling centres for non Surrey residents, for more options visit your local authority website or contact them directly.
Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead residents
By agreement, residents from the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead (RBWM) are still permitted to use Surrey County Council's Bagshot Community Recycling Centre (CRC). This agreement only extends to our Bagshot CRC. On arrival residents of RBWM will be asked for proof of address (see above), to confirm this. They will then be given a 'Resident sticker' to display on their windscreen for subsequent visits.
- Kingston recycling centre
- Croydon recycling centres
- Richmond recycling centre
- Sutton recycling centre
- Merton recycling centre
- Hounslow recycling centre
- Hillingdon recycling centres