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 Environment 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 2021 to 2022

54.15% of household waste in Surrey was recycled, reused or composted in 2021 to 2022.

Household waste collected and recycled at our community recycling centres in 2021 to 2022

Facility and totalTotal tonnageRecycled tonnageRecycling rate
Bond Road Warlingham 662 375 56.7%
Bourne Mill Farnham 4,038 2,327 57.6%
Chaldon Road Caterham 2,707 1,248 46.1%
Charlton Lane Shepperton 11,404 6,011 52.7%
Earlswood Redhill 9,357 4,720 50.4%
Blenheim Road Epsom 6,066 3,173 52.3%
Randalls Road Leatherhead 9,967 5,658 56.8%
Lyne Lane Chertsey 5,048 2,478 49.1%
Martyrs Lane Woking 10,814 5,782 53.5%
Nanhurst Cranleigh 1,571 978 62.2%
Ranmore Road Dorking 1,445 908 62.8%
Slyfield Guildford 5,373 2,627 48.9%
Swift Lane Bagshot 1,610 988 61.4%
Wilton Road Camberley 8,008 4,223 52.7%
Petworth Road Witley 7,366 4,204 57.1%
Total 85,436 45,699 53.5% (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 2021 to 2022

Waste Collection Authority and total Total household waste collected including reuse (tonnes) Household waste sent for recycling, reuse or composting (tonnes) Reuse, recycling and composting rate
Elmbridge 52,561 26,944 51.3%
Epsom and Ewell 30,062 16,327 54.3%
Guildford 54,330 33,241 59.3%
Mole Valley 33,151 17,966 54.2%
Reigate and Banstead 55,903 31,057 55.6%
Runnymede 28,867 14,313 49.6%
Spelthorne 36,605 16,970 46.4%
Surrey Heath 31,928 18,907 59.2%
Tandridge 33,894 20,318 59.9%
Waverley 47,147 27,780 58.9%
Woking 35,495 18,266 51.5%
Total 439,941 241,089 54.8% (county average)

Waste collected per person in Surrey during 2020 to 2021

Waste Collection Authority and total Population
(based on 2019 to 2020 stats
as data not yet updated)
Total household waste collected per person (Kilo grams)
Elmbridge 136,795 441.8
Epsom and Ewell 80,627 390.1
Guildford 148,998 377.1
Mole Valley 87,245 438.6
Reigate and Banstead 148,748 369.6
Runnymede 89,424 338.1
Spelthorne 99,844 369.9
Surrey Heath 89,305 396.6
Tandridge 88,129 399.7
Waverley 126,328 391.9
Woking 100,793 405.1
Total 1,196,236 (2019 to 2020 data) 392.5 (county average)

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