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Recycling in Surrey 2015/16

55.0% of household waste in Surrey was recycled, reused or composted in 2015/16.


Household waste collected and recycled at our Community Recycling Centres in 2015/16

Facility Total tonnage Recycled tonnage Recycling rate (%)
Bond Road Warlingham 2,436   1,391 57.1%
Bourne Mill Farnham 5,778 3,401 58.9%
Chaldon Road Caterham 4,651        2,384        51.3%
Charlton Lane Shepperton 17,432 10,069 57.8%
Earlswood Redhill 10,232 5,527 54.0%
Blenheim Road Epsom 11,802 6,300 53.4%
Randalls Road Leatherhead 8,306 4,792 57.7%
Lyne Lane Chertsey 7,511 4,148 55.2%
Martyrs Lane Woking 11,419 6,327 55.4%
Nanhurst Cranleigh 3,323 1,953 58.8%
Ranmore Road Dorking 4,128 2,202 53.3%
Slyfield Guildford 8,262 4,546 55.0%
Swift Lane Bagshot 3,995 2,276 57.0%
Wilton Road Camberley 9,787 5,733 58.6%
Petworth Road Witley 6,531 3,913 59.9%
Total 115,592 64,962 56.2% (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 2015/16

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 52,013 27,524 52.9%
Epsom & Ewell 30,150 13,679 45.4%
Guildford 50,112 29,188 58.2%
Mole Valley 33,856 19,977 59.0%
Reigate & Banstead 49,599 24,220 48.8%
Runnymede 26,968 12,013 44.5%
Spelthorne 33,536 15,284 45.6%
Surrey Heath 29,545 18,343 62.1%
Tandridge 30,407 16,156 53.1%
Waverley 41,698 22,862 54.8%
Woking 36,143 21,204 58.7%
Total 414,026 215,880 53.2% (county average)

Waste collected per person in Surrey during 2015/16

Waste Collection Authority Population Total household waste collected per person (Kgs)
Elmbridge 132,744 391
Epsom & Ewell 78,476 384
Guildford 143,739 347
Mole Valley 86,202 393
Reigate & Banstead 143,346 345
Runnymede 84,837 318
Spelthorne 98,197 340
Surrey Heath 87,667 336
Tandridge 85,537 354
Waverley 122,974 338
Woking 99,428 361
Total 1,163,144 355 (county average)

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