SOME of Waverley’s recycling centres open on Monday.

The phased re-opening of Community reycling centres begins next Monday.  

However, if you live in the east of the borough get your bikes out, pack your green waste and black back in your saddle-bags and get cycling 20 miles over to the Witley dump.

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Because Cranleigh’s Nanhurst Recycling Centre has been dumped for the time being along with other smaller CRC’s in Surrey. So Surrey County Council has pulled the plug on Crnleigh once again.

Due to the fewer number of people who can safely be on site and the impact of potential queuing on surrounding roads, although Witley and Farnham will be open smaller sites in Cranleigh, Bagshot, Caterham Dorking and Warlingham will remain closed.

This is due to the fewer numbers of people who can safely be on site and the impact of potential queuing on surrounding roads.

When opening hours were reduced at the Cranleigh site last year, huge traffic queues built up and the Elmbridge Road was gridlocked. the county council feared the same would happen due to the lock-down due to the Coronavirus. This impacted on the dangerous A281 Nanhurst Crossroads.

 Restrictions will be in place to ensure that each facility can operate in line with Public Health England guidelines to protect the safety of staff and residents.

The number of people allowed on site at one time will be limited and there will be revised opening hours and changes to what materials are accepted. During the first reopening phase only black bag waste and garden waste will be accepted. Residents should only use the CRCs if they absolutely need to, and must check for the latest information before they travel, as these arrangements are subject to change. 

No vans, pick-ups or trailers will be allowed into the CRCs during the initial phases of re-opening, this is to limit the amount of waste brought in at any one time.

As outlined in DEFRA guidance, journeys to waste sites are only allowed under the lockdown restrictions if the waste materials cannot be stored at home without causing risk of injury or harm to health.

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