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Sunday November 19th 2017

Changes at Surrey’s community recycling centres

From 4 December 2017 there will be no free daily allowance for chargeable non-household waste, and changes to the Surrey residents’ ID scheme.

From 8 January 2018 there will be restrictions on where you can take vans, trailers and pick-ups, and opening days will be changing at most sites surreycc.gov.uk/recycling. Continued cuts to our funding, rising costs and increasing demand for key services means that the need for Surrey County Council (SCC) to find savings has reached unprecedented levels. This year alone we need to make savings of more than £100m.

Therefore the council regrets that there will be changes to Surrey’s community recycling centre (CRC) service. These were decided after taking residents’ feedback into account and will enable the council to make savings while still maintaining a comprehensive service.

From 4 December 2017 there will be no free daily allowance of chargeable non-household waste such as rubble, plasterboard and soil. Residents from Bracknell Forest and Wokingham will no longer be able to use Camberley CRC. From 8 January 2018 There will be restrictions on which CRCs vans, trailers and pick-ups can be taken to. Opening days at most sites will be reduced.

Charges for all non-household waste

From 4 December 2017, there will be no free daily allowance of chargeable non-household waste such as rubble, plasterboard and soil. The costs are: £5 per tyre or part tyre from cars, motorcycles and all other motorised vehicles. £4 per bag or part bag of waste from construction, alteration or repair of your home and garden, such as breeze blocks, bricks, rubble, soil, stones, ceramic bathroom fittings like baths or cisterns, paving slabs, concrete fence posts and tiles. £4 per bag or part bag or £12 per sheet of plasterboard no bigger than 120cm x 240cm. If these materials are loose, a charge of £50 per car load will apply. For a definitive list of chargeable non-household waste, please visit surreycc.gov.uk/recycling.

Please note that chargeable non-household waste can only be taken to Camberley, Chertsey, Earlswood, Epsom, Guildford, Leatherhead, Shepperton, Witley and Woking CRCs. Payment can only be made by credit or debit card, and will need to be made before you are given access to the chargeable waste containers. You can only bring chargeable non-household waste to the CRCs in a car. For large home renovation projects please factor in the cost of hiring a skip as the CRCs are not designed to accept large quantities of this type of waste.

Surrey residents’ ID scheme

From 4 December 2017 residents may be asked to prove they live in Surrey or Hampshire before they can use Camberley CRC. SCC has an arrangement with Hampshire County Council so their residents can use Surrey CRCs, and Surrey residents can use recycling centres in Hampshire. However, Surrey residents can’t use Longshot Lane Household Waste Recycling Centre in Bracknell; so Wokingham and Bracknell Forest residents will no longer be able to use Surrey’s CRCs. Residents using Caterham, Epsom, Shepperton and Warlingham CRCs already have to prove they live in Surrey.

Vans, trailers and pick-ups 

Changes to the van permit scheme means household waste brought in vans, pick-ups or trailers can’t be taken to Bagshot, Caterham, Cranleigh, Dorking, Farnham and Warlingham CRCs from 8 January 2018. To take a van, trailer or pick up to Camberley, Chertsey, Earlswood, Epsom, Guildford, Leatherhead, Shepperton, Witley or Woking CRCs you must have a permit, which allows 12 visits per calendar year. To apply for a permit, visit surreycc.gov.uk/recycling.

If you need to dispose of non-household waste (such as from DIY projects) in a van, it can only be accepted at the waste transfer stations in Epsom, Guildford and Leatherhead. Please visit the SCC website for more details, including charges surreycc.gov.uk/recycling.

Opening days

Opening days at most CRCs will change from 8 January 2018. When they are open, you can visit between 8am-4pm on weekdays and 9am-4pm at weekends. The chart below shows when each site is open (P) and closed (O). They are grouped into four areas to make it easy to identify the nearest alternative site that is open. Earlswood, Shepperton, Witley and Woking CRCs will remain open seven days a week.

Full details of what can be taken to each CRC are on the SCC website – surreycc.gov.uk/recycling.

Materials that Surrey residents can recycle at home Paper and card Plastic bottles, pots, tubs and trays Glass bottles and jars Food tins and drinks cans Food waste Garden waste (subscription service). For full details of recycling services in your area, including if you have a regular collection of clothes and home textiles and small electricals from your home, visit recycleforsurrey.org.uk.

CRC addresses

Swift Lane, Bagshot, GU19 5NJ, Wilton Road, Camberley, GU15 2QW, Chaldon Road, Caterham, CR3 5PG, Lyne Lane, Chertsey, KT16 0AR, Elmbridge Road, Cranleigh, GU6 8JX, Ranmore Road, Dorking, RH4 1TL, Horley Road, Earlswood, RH1 6PN, Blenheim Road, Epsom, KT19 9DL, Bourne Mill, Farnham, GU9 9PS, Slyfield Industrial Estate, Guildford, GU1 1RU, Randalls Road, Leatherhead, KT22 0BA, Bond Road, Warlingham, CR6 9SD, Charlton Lane, Shepperton, TW17 8QA
Petworth Road, Witley, GU8 5QW, Martyrs Lane, Woking, GU21 5NJ,

For full information on the CRC service, visit surreycc.gov.uk/recycling or call 03456 009 009.