Surrey Community Recycling Centres Status

Wednesday, 27 May 2020 17:50

More items will now be accepted once again at Surrey's community recycling centres, many of which

reopened this month. The centres reopened their gates on May 11 but just for black bag waste and

garden waste.

Residents will be pleased to hear that from June 1, more materials, including wood, scrap

metal, small electronics and white goods, will be accepted once again.

Materials which can be taken from 1 June

Residents will be able to take:

· Black bag waste

· Wood

· Bulky waste

· Green waste

· Cardboard

· Scrap metal

· Small electronics

· White goods

· Batteries

· Gas bottles

· Hazardous waste

Materials which can't be taken from 1 June

· Textiles (SCC are looking at ways to enable the collection of textiles and will update this

information as soon as it is available)

· Chargeable waste (soil, rubble, plasterboard or tyres)

Queues are expected and residents should only visit if their trip is essential. During the pandemic,

social distancing measures will remain in place at the recycling centres. A Surrey County Council (SCC)

spokesperson said: "As a result of the social distancing measures, the number of people allowed on the

site at any one time will be limited. It is expected that only a quarter of cars will be able to pass

through the sites, compared to the typical peak time visitor levels at this time of year. Therefore,

queues are expected and people should only visit the CRC if it’s essential. If you do travel to the CRCs,

please follow instructions from traffic marshals."

Natalie Bramhall, cabinet member for environment and climate change, added: "Thank you to all the

residents who have passed through our CRCs recently for their understanding of the measures in place

and for their gratitude to site staff. Accepting two types of waste has helped residents to clear the

black bag waste and garden waste they will have been holding onto while the sites were closed.

Following the successful re-opening of the sites, I’m pleased that we can now start to move to

accepting more materials. But that means demand to access the sites will increase while capacity on

site still needs to be limited. Please don’t come to a CRC unless you need to and be patient when


Residents using a van, pick-up or trailer will be able to visit the sites again from Monday (June 1) but

will still need a van permit, as usual. Due to social distancing measures, staff will not be able to assist

anyone in unloading their vehicle, this includes white goods.