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Coronavirus - Community Recycling Centres update

From Monday 11 May there will be a phased reopening of most of Surrey's community recycling centres (CRC). Restrictions will be in place to make sure that each facility can operate in line with Public Health England guidelines to protect the safety of staff and residents.

The number of people allowed on site at one time will be limited and there will be revised opening hours and changes to what materials are accepted. During the first reopening phase only black bag waste and garden waste will be accepted. 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.

Due to the fewer numbers of people who can safely be on site and the impact of potential queuing on surrounding roads, our smaller sites in Bagshot, Caterham, Cranleigh, Dorking and Warlingham will remain closed.

No vans, pick-ups or trailers will be allowed into the CRCs during the initial phases of re-opening, this is to limit the amount of waste brought in at any one time.

As outlined in DEFRA guidance, journeys to waste sites are only allowed under the lockdown restrictions if the waste materials cannot be stored at home without causing risk of injury or harm to health.

Visiting a Community Recycling Centre

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
  • Once parked you will have access to only two containers (one for black bag waste and one for garden waste).
  • Once you have disposed your waste you will need to leave by the exit.

Pedestrians cannot walk into any of the CRCs


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.

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