Shaping Surrey's Community Recycling Centres - 2017

Closed 7 Aug 2017

Opened 23 Jun 2017


The consultation received 13,637 responses, which is considered to be one of the largest responses Surrey County Council (SCC) has received to a consultation. The council would like to thank everyone who took part and gave their opinion on the proposals in the consultation.

Having listened to the views from residents and stakeholders, we’re no longer proposing to permanently close four sites (Bagshot, Cranleigh, Dorking and Warlingham). However, we still need to make savings to the CRC service due to the financial challenges currently faced by the county council. So, when the SCC Cabinet meets on 26 September, the following changes will be recommended:

  • Ending the free daily allowance of chargeable waste from the construction, alteration or repair of homes and gardens such as rubble, plasterboard and soil.
  • A core strategic network of CRC sites that will remain open 7 days a week, other sites will be closed for part of the week including those sites that were previously proposed for permanent closures.
  • Restricting users of vans, trailers and pick-ups to larger CRC sites only.
  • Ensuring CRCs are only used by Surrey residents.

These proposed changes will enable the council to achieve best public value, while still maintaining a comprehensive network of CRCs for Surrey residents. However they will also leave a savings shortfall that the service will have to find a solution for.

Further details on these recommendations can be found below by clicking the link below "Cabinet - 26 September 2017 - Item 7". The consultation summary report can also be found below.

Please check back in October 2017 for a further update following the Cabinet meeting.


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