Do you remember the ‘Bring Sites’ that were so popular during lockdown?

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Well – they are going, going, gone  – according to Your Waverley!

The bins, that were popular receptacles for recycling during lock-down when the borough’s recycling centres were closed, are going. In fact, some have already gone!

The so-called “Bring Sites’ are being phased out as the range of kerbside services widens.

The mixed recycling bins will be removed from bring sites as part of ‘Your Waverley’s plan to phase out the sites and expand the range of materials that are accepted for kerbside collection. It believes this will help to increase recycling and lower Waverley’s carbon footprint.
All the materials currently accepted in the mixed recycling bins are able to be recycled via household collection in existing blue wheelie-bins.
Textiles and electrical equipment will continue to be accepted at the bring sites until this autumn.
Want to do your bit to help? Why not subscribe to the Surrey Environment Partnership YouTube channel for advice on how to #reduce, #reuse and #recycle more 👉

WW cannot help wondering if we will all have to buy even more bins, or will everyone just stick their unwanted stuff in black bags or, even worse fly-tip? Surrey County Council is onto a winner here. It saves shedloads of money by either closing or reducing the opening hours of its CRC sites, and pushes the rubbish down the line to local councils to deal with?

Apparently, bin crews are dealing with much more rubbish – up around 14%. No surprise there then?

We are not eating out, we aren’t in our offices, our children aren’t at school we eat at home. So how do we produce less waste?


Here are  tips on how to reduce, reuse and recycle 👉here


2 thoughts on “Do you remember the ‘Bring Sites’ that were so popular during lockdown?”

  1. The reason for this is that as we’re introducing enhanced kerbside collection of things like electricals that previously had to go to the “bring” sites, we want to encourage people to use it – after all, it’s easier and more environmentally-friendly to put something in your recycling bin than drive off to take it to a site somewhere.

    A particular problem with the “bring” sites is that people with *half* a conscience have been using them for ridiculously bulky fly-tipping (e.g. a sofa!) – I’m sure this felt a bit more virtuous than chucking it into a bush, but it was and is still illegal and it gave the bin collectors an impossible problem (because the normal lorries aren’t equipped to take huge items) and led to the bring sites gradually accumulating uncollectable rubbish, which in turn became an obstruction and/or a hazard.


    for the guide to what we can and can’t (legally!) do with any type of rubbish.

  2. It’s an argument for a unitary council. But please one that excludes Woking and further north In Surrey

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