Community recycling centres

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.

Visiting a Community Recycling Centre

Pedestrians cannot walk into any of the CRCs

The following measures will be in place at all CRCs:

  • Upon entering the site you will be directed to a lane to wait until a bay becomes available.
    EarlsW Lane
  • Once a bay becomes free you will be asked to reverse into a numbered bay.
    EWood Bay
  • There will be clearly marked walkways and only one person will be able to be on the gantries to access the containers at any time.
  • Once you have disposed your waste you will need to leave by the exit.

As a result of the social distancing measures, the number of people allowed on the site at any one time will be limited. It's expected that only a quarter of cars will be able to pass through the sites, compared to the typical peak time visitor levels at this time of year. Therefore, queues are expected and people should only visit the CRC if it's essential. We ask that you bear with us whilst operation of this restricted service gets underway.

Please treat site staff with respect and consideration during this challenging period.


Please see each individual community recycling centre (CRC) below for details of their addresses, opening hours and what you can and cannot take to them and any restrictions that apply.


Our community recycling centres

Alternatively, our community recycling centres are as follows:


All 15 Surrey County Council Community Recycling Centres (CRCs) and our three waste transfer stations are run by SUEZ Surrey (formerly known as SITA Surrey).

Please note: We do not tolerate any form of abuse directed towards our site staff. Any serious incidents or threatening behaviour will be reported to the police and may result in council services being withdrawn.