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What do we do with your waste and how much do we recycle?

What do we do with your waste and recycling?

As a member of the Surrey Waste Partnership, we have signed the End Destinations of Recycling Charter and each year we publish a register showing where recyclable materials are taken to.

The information provided aims to give you an idea of what happens to your waste and recycling. However, the destination of recycled materials can vary due to changing contracts and markets for materials.

How much waste do we recycle?

Recycling in Surrey 2017/18

54.8% of household waste in Surrey was recycled, reused or composted in 2017/18.

Household waste collected and recycled at our Community Recycling Centres in 2017/18

FacilityTotal tonnageRecycled tonnageRecycling rate (%)
Bond Road Warlingham (site closed for refurbishment 23 May - end Jul) 1,528 845 55.3%
Bourne Mill Farnham 3,860 2,478 64.2%
Chaldon Road Caterham (site closed for refurbishment 29 Mar - mid May) 3,578 1,893 52.9%
Charlton Lane Shepperton 11,111 6,652 59.9%
Earlswood Redhill 8,369 4,556 54.4%
Blenheim Road Epsom 8,858 4,507 50.9%
Randalls Road Leatherhead 7,285 4,073 55.9%
Lyne Lane Chertsey 6,252 3,587 57.4%
Martyrs Lane Woking 10,225 5,523 54.0%
Nanhurst Cranleigh 2,562 1,550 60.5%
Ranmore Road Dorking 2,808 1,572 56.0%
Slyfield Guildford 6,524 3,490 53.5%
Swift Lane Bagshot 3,371 1,884 55.9%
Wilton Road Camberley 7,821 4,617 59.0%
Petworth Road Witley 6,190 3,813 61.6%
Total 90,342 51,04056.5% (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 2017/18

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 52,672 27,844 52.9%
Epsom & Ewell 29,835 14,885 49.9%
Guildford 51,208 29,920 58.4%
Mole Valley 33,139 19,200 57.9%
Reigate & Banstead 51,878 27,976 53.9%
Runnymede 26,544 11,560 43.5%
Spelthorne 33,581 15,578 46.4%
Surrey Heath 29,758 18,276 61.4%
Tandridge 31,761 18,555 58.4%
Waverley 42,909 23,578 54.9%
Woking 36,773 21,016 57.1%
Total 420,058228,38854.4% (county average)

Waste collected per person in Surrey during 2017/18

Waste Collection AuthorityPopulation Total household waste collected per person (Kgs)
Elmbridge 136,379 385.3
Epsom & Ewell 79,451 375.2
Guildford 147,777 346.5
Mole Valley 87,128 380.1
Reigate & Banstead 146,383 353.4
Runnymede 86,882 305.3
Spelthorne 99,120 337.9
Surrey Heath 88,765 334.0
Tandridge 87,297 362.7
Waverley 125,010 342.3
Woking 101,129 361.2
Total 1,185,321354.4 (county average)

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