The Big Dump Run has begun – but, not in the eastern villages.

 You can now take more things to the Surrey Community Recycling Centres – except Cranleigh!♻️

But not if you live in one of the eastern villages of Waverley  – including Cranleigh – does someone have it in for the residents over there?
Or – does Surrey County Council have yet another cunning plan to close the recycling centre down and continue sending unhappy dumpers all the way to Guildford or Ripley?

So come on Cllr Young aka ‘Queen Victoria’ and Andrew – our little Povey- and get it open or you could find yourselves out of a job next May!


Coronavirus – Community Recycling Centres update

Most of Surrey’s Community Recycling Centres (CRCs) have reopened to accept a wider range of items.

From Monday 1 June, more items will be accepted

Residents can take batteries, black bag waste, bulky waste, cardboard, gas bottles, green waste, hazardous waste, scrap metal, small electronics, white goods, and wood.

The CRCs are unable to accept chargeable waste (soil, rubble, plasterboard or tyres) and textiles at present.

Residents using a van, pick-up or trailer can use the sites again, but will still need a valid van permit, as usual. Hire vehicles must have vehicle hire documentation clearly displayed in the windscreen. No vans, pick-ups or trailers will be allowed access onto the Farnham CRC.

The number of people allowed on site at one time are limited and there are revised opening hours.

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. Please see individual site information for further details.

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

Visiting a Community Recycling Centre

Pedestrians cannot walk into any of the CRCs

The following measures will be in place at all CRCs:

  • Upon entering the site you will be directed to a lane to wait until a bay becomes available.EarlsW Lane
  • Once a bay becomes free you will be asked to reverse into a numbered bay.EWood Bay
  • There will be clearly marked walkways and only one person will be able to be on the gantries to access the containers at any time.
  • Once you have disposed your waste you will need to leave by the exit.

As a result of the social distancing measures, the number of people allowed on the site at any one time will be limited. It’s expected that only a quarter of cars will be able to pass through the sites, compared to the typical peak time visitor levels at this time of year. Therefore, queues are expected and people should only visit the CRC if it’s essential. We ask that you bear with us whilst operation of this restricted service gets underway.

Please treat site staff with respect and consideration during this challenging period.

Please see each individual community recycling centre (CRC) below for details of their addresses, opening hours and what you can and cannot take to them and any restrictions that apply.

Our community recycling centres

Alternatively, our community recycling centres are as follows:

All 15 Surrey County Council Community Recycling Centres (CRCs) and our three waste transfer stations are run by SUEZ Surrey (formerly known as SITA Surrey).

Please note: We do not tolerate any form of abuse directed towards our site staff. Any serious incidents or threatening behaviour will be reported to the police and may result in council services being withdrawn.



4 thoughts on “The Big Dump Run has begun – but, not in the eastern villages.

  1. Closing Cranleigh recycling centre is a joke and obviously has an ulterior motive.
    In a world where we are producing more waste and where in Cranleigh there are now more houses than ever, with more on the way, why would you send folks miles out of their way.

    The carbon footprint and potential congestion at other tips is a real issue as well, not to mention our valuable travelling time and costs.


    It’s not much to ask for a small recycling centre on our door step, is it?

    It’s no wonder we are seeing fly tipping all around our leafy lanes!

  2. Well what a Surprise….. Residents in the East obviously don’t have any waste that has been building up for the last few months and if we do then we should be driving to Witley to dispose of it! No doubt SCC will say it is a safety issue due to the Teeney Tiny little roads we have here, which are not an issue when they want to add thousands of new homes in the area – But ARE when it comes to opening our CRC. I have no doubt they Will close it eventually – Probably hoping that Dunsfold Park will provide a nice new facility!!!

  3. Oh dear! We can understand your frustration. Our CRC is open here in Farnham – and oh what joy. Does Surrey County Council realise that it is Spring cleaning time – add that to the lock-down and what does that equal – yes, recycling. Obviously they don’t have that problem in the eastern villages? Residents just hoard their rubbish or, shlep over to Witley until they are Wit – less, or do what many are doing, not that the WW agrees – fly tipping it out on the side of the road.

    As for Dunsfold Park, why should IT take everyone’s crap, it has taken crap from local authorities, including Surrey County Council for years!

  4. I couldn’t agree more – And I do NOT think DP should cover this – it is up to SCC to provide sustainable CRCs so that we do not have to get in our Cars and drive miles away to off load our waste…

    What is it about the East of the Borough that just seems to be ignored? Do they not care? or is it because we have the smallest Population and and therefore our votes are not as important as those in the larger Towns in the Borough or County!

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