Surrey's Community recycling centres reopening today

Surrey's Community recycling centres reopening today

Most of Surrey’s community recycling centres (CRCs) are due to reopen at 9am today (Monday 11 May).

Residents should only use the CRCs if they absolutely need to, and must check for the latest information before they travel by visiting the SCC CRC web pages as these arrangements are subject to change. The updated service is designed to keep staff and visitors safe, and help as many residents as possible to pass through the sites quickly.

The changes are:
- A reduced number of visitors will be able to visit a CRC at any time

- Residents should come alone as only one person will be permitted to leave each car.

- Residents can only bring black bag waste and garden waste. These are the most common materials people drop off at this time of year, and what residents are more likely to be storing for disposal.

- Visitors will be able to park in alternate parking bays with dedicated access to containers so social distancing will be possible at all times

- Opening hours have been extended, but queues are still expected outside the sites so residents should please be patient.

- Residents can only bring their waste in cars – no vans, pick ups or trailers will be allowed into the CRCs. Please don’t arrive on foot.

- Staff cannot help with unpacking cars. If one person isn’t able to carry the waste it should be left at home.

Due to the fewer numbers of people who can safely be on site and the impact of potential queuing on surrounding roads, the smaller sites in Bagshot, Caterham, Cranleigh, Dorking and Warlingham are staying closed.

Residents are asked to hold onto other materials they need to take to CRCs, such as card, wood, metal, electricals and construction waste. The intention is to move to a second reopening phase after a few weeks when the full range of materials can be accepted, but with new social distancing measures.