Changes to what can be taken to Community Recycling Centres

There will be changes to what can be taken to Surrey County Council’s Warlingham and Caterham community recycling centres (CRCs) over the next few months.

From Tuesday 7 May, residents who use Warlingham CRC will only be able to take recycling to the site. That includes garden waste, clothes and home textiles, small electricals, kitchen appliances and batteries. This is a trial while Surrey County Council review alternative options for maintaining an effective service, and to see if it helps residents recycle even more of their waste.

The nearest alternative CRC’s are in Caterham and in Earlswood.

Waste accepted at the Caterham site includes black bag waste, hazardous materials, carpets and non-wooden furniture including mattresses.

Waste accepted at the Earlswood site includes black bag waste, hazardous materials, carpets and furniture. Items such as rubble, soil, plasterboard and tyres can also be taken but are subject to a charge.

Charges for construction wood waste and roofing felt

Charges are going to be introduced for construction wood waste such as sheds, fencing panels and posts, decking and fitted kitchen units, and roofing felt

That means from Tuesday 7 May, you will no longer be able to take any wood waste or roofing felt to Caterham CRC as there isn’t space at the site to take payments for chargeable waste materials. All wood waste and roofing felt can instead be taken to Earlswood CRC.

The charges for construction wood waste and roofing felt at all other sites will start on Monday 3 June.

  • CRCs which currently accept chargeable waste are in Camberley, Earlswood, Epsom, Guildford, Leatherhead, Lyne, Shepperton, Witley and Woking.
  • Farnham CRC will be able to accept all chargeable waste from Monday 3 June.

These changes have been decided by Surrey County Council’s cabinet following the consultation with residents last year. Details of what materials can be taken to each CRC, chargeable materials, locations and opening hours are on the Surrey County Council website.



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