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Recycling in Surrey 2016/17

57.7% of household waste in Surrey was recycled, reused or composted in 2016/17.


Household waste collected and recycled at our Community Recycling Centres in 2016/17

FacilityTotal tonnageRecycled tonnageRecycling rate (%)
Bond Road Warlingham (site closed for refurbishment 23 May - end Jul)  1,527        841 55.0%
Bourne Mill Farnham 4,626 3,013 65.1%
Chaldon Road Caterham (site closed for refurbishment 29 Mar - mid May)  3,552        1,925        54.2%
Charlton Lane Shepperton 12,861 7,520 58.5%
Earlswood Redhill 9,607      5,413 56.3%
Blenheim Road Epsom 10,202 5,405 53.0%
Randalls Road Leatherhead 8,049 4,824 59.9%
Lyne Lane Chertsey 6,945 4,010 57.7%
Martyrs Lane Woking 10,788 5,871 54.4%
Nanhurst Cranleigh 2,926 1,815 62.0%
Ranmore Road Dorking 3,477 1,989 57.2%
Slyfield Guildford 7,614 4,368 57.4%
Swift Lane Bagshot 3,891 2,265 58.2%
Wilton Road Camberley 8,563 5,097 59.5%
Petworth Road Witley 6,445 3,840 59.6%
Total 101,074 58,195 57.6% (site average)

*The above figures exclude inert construction material (as not considered household waste), and is therefore exempt from national indicators.


Waste collected by Surrey district councils (kerbside and bring banks) and recycled during 2016/17

Waste Collection Authority Total household waste collected including reuse (tonnes) Household waste sent for recycling, reuse or composting (tonnes) Reuse, recycling and composting rate (%)
Elmbridge 52,259 28,754 55.0%
Epsom & Ewell 30,199 14.138 46.8%
Guildford 51,032 30,443 59.7%
Mole Valley 33,825 19,688 58.2%
Reigate & Banstead 50,861 27,969 55.0%
Runnymede 26,845 11,847 44.1%
Spelthorne 33,917 15,594 46.0%
Surrey Heath 30,314 18,875 62.3%
Tandridge 30,896 17,834 57.7%
Waverley 42,897 22,017 51.3%
Woking 36,622 21,747 59.4%
Total 419,668228,90654.5% (county average)

Waste collected per person in Surrey during 2016/17

Waste Collection AuthorityPopulation Total household waste collected per person (Kgs)
Elmbridge 132,670 392.8
Epsom & Ewell 78,950 382.3
Guildford 146,080 348.6
Mole Valley  86,104 392.8
Reigate & Banstead 144,100 351.8
Runnymede  85,594 313.1
Spelthorne  98,469 343.5
Surrey Heath 88,067 343.0
Tandridge  86,025 357.9
Waverley 123,315 347.1
Woking  99,435 365.9
Total 1,168,809358.1 (county average)

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