Surrey Resident Scheme

Coronavirus - Community Recycling Centres update

Most of Surrey's Community Recycling Centres (CRCs) have reopened to accept a wider range of items.

We will be opening Caterham CRC on 3 July and Cranleigh CRC on 4 July. Caterham will be able to accept black bag and green waste, while Cranleigh will only accept green waste for the time being. Both sites will operate with their normal opening hours and days.

More items are accepted at other CRCs

Residents can take batteries, black bag waste, bulky waste, cardboard, gas bottles, green waste, hazardous waste, scrap metal, small electronics, white goods, and wood.

The CRCs are unable to accept asbestos, chargeable waste (soil, rubble, plasterboard or tyres), and textiles at present.

Residents using a van, pick-up or trailer can use the sites again, but will still need a valid van permit, as usual. Hire vehicles must have vehicle hire documentation clearly displayed in the windscreen. No vans, pick-ups or trailers will be allowed access onto the Caterham, Cranleigh and Farnham CRCs.

The number of people allowed on site at one time are limited and there are revised opening hours.

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 site information for further details.

We are planning to open Bagshot, Dorking and Warlingham in early August and will provide more information nearer the time.

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: