Shaping Surrey's Community Recycling Centres - 2017

Closes 7 Aug 2017

Opened 23 Jun 2017

Overview

Have your say on proposed changes to Surrey’s Community Recycling Centres(CRCs) and help us protect essential services.

Complete the online questionnaire below by 7 August 2017.

Why We Are Consulting

Continued cuts to 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.

We are determined to meet our responsibilities and will continue to support our residents as effectively as we can, but despite having achieved £450m worth of savings since 2010, changes to services are still needed to deliver the required savings.

One of those services is waste, which includes running the county’s 15 community recycling centres (CRCs) where 113,000 tonnes of waste and recycling are taken every year by Surrey residents.

Savings have already been made at CRCs by reducing opening days and hours, opening reuse shops at larger sites and introducing charges for larger amounts of non-household waste. However, we need to make further savings while maintaining this service which is highly valued by residents.

To do that, the following changes are proposed:

1. Ending the free daily allowance of non-household waste

2. Closing CRCs on two weekdays so all sites are open for five days a week

3. Ensuring CRCs in Camberley and Farnham are only used by Surrey residents

4. Permanent closure of four smaller CRCs – Bagshot, Cranleigh, Warlingham and Dorking

5. Restricting users of vans, trailers and pick-ups to larger CRCs only

These proposals will help us continue to provide essential services while maintaining a comprehensive county-wide network of CRCs which also provide value for money.

The views submitted in the public consultation will be taken into account when the final plans are agreed by SCC in autumn 2017.

For the consultation, FAQs have been drafted, and these can be found below along with the cosnultation poster and flyer, which can be printed out. There is also a link to further information on CRCs such as opening hours and what you can take to the sites.

Have Your Say

Areas

  • All Areas

Audiences

  • All Surrey residents

Interests

  • Policy