Surrey Resident Scheme

Coronavirus Community Recycling Centre update 19 July

In line with the Government's announcement regarding social distancing measures and step 4 of the roadmap out of lockdown there will be a number of changes at the Community Recycling Centres across Surrey.

From 19 July Social distancing barriers will be removed and the number of car-parking spaces will revert to normal operation. Assistance for the elderly, disabled and infirm will also recommence, with the added requirement that site staff and residents, 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.

Social distancing measures will be removed from the 4 reuse shops currently open at Leatherhead, Shepperton, Earlswood and Witley (Witley; weekend opening only, also card payment only accepted), face masks will remain advisory.

From 22 July visitors to Epsom CRC can come without making a booking. The booking system trial has now ceased and bookings can only be made up to 19 July. Any bookings already taken after this date have been cancelled though visitors can still come to the site.

We ask that all visitors remain vigilant to the virus and respect the personal space of others while on site. In line with Government advice we would continue to suggest wearing a mask when visiting, as the sites can get crowded during busy periods.

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: