Surrey Resident Scheme

Coronavirus - Community Recycling Centres update

From Friday 4 September eight of our sites will be accepting chargeable waste (soil, rubble, plasterboard and tyres) again. These are: Camberley, Earlswood, Epsom, Guildford, Leatherhead, Shepperton, Witley and Woking. Chertsey will not be accepting chargeable waste until further notice.

All Surrey community recycling centres (CRCs) reopened on 1 August, but some are only accepting certain types of waste. Please check our individual CRC pages for details before you travel.

We have increased the types of waste that can now be accepted at our CRCs, however this varies from site to site. Please check the individual CRC pages you wish to visit beforehand for exact details of waste that can be accepted.

From Friday 28 August our Epsom CRC will be accepting asbestos again. Please check our asbestos acceptance criteria before visiting the site. Shepperton and Guildford CRCs will still not be accepting asbestos.

Residents using a van, pick-up or trailer can use the sites again, but will still need a valid van permit and adhere to the 'Terms & Conditions'. 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 returned 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 CRC pages for further details.

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: