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Recycling

You can bring your household waste to a community recycling centre, located throughout Surrey.

What you can bring

You can bring most household waste to our community recycling centres.

For a full list of what you can and cannot bring to the recycling centres, as well as handy search tool, visit Surrey County Council’s website.

There are certain items that we are unable to accept, including:

  • Clinical waste
  • Liquid waste
  • Chemical waste
  • Most types of hazardous waste

If you’re not sure, please contact the site in advance to see whether your waste can be accepted under its site permit.

Staying safe on site

Over one million people bring bulky, heavy or sharp objects to our community recycling centres every year, and you need to be aware of potential hazards.

  • Drive slowly and carefully – be aware of vehicles manoeuvring and other people on site.
  • Young children and pets must remain in the car.
  • Don’t overload containers you’re carrying.
  • Protect your back by bending your knees when you lift heavy items.
  • Wear sturdy closed-toe shoes in case you drop something.
  • Wear gloves to avoid cuts and scratches.
  • Beware of slip and trip hazards.
  • Don’t climb on any barriers.
  • Ask our site staff if you need any help.
  • Report any accidents or potential hazards.

Top tips for recycling at community recycling centres

  • To save time at the community recycling centre, separate your waste before you visit.
  • If possible, visit during weekdays when it is less busy.
  • Be aware that some of the smaller community recycling centres may close briefly while we exchange containers. This has to happen for your own safety, so please be patient. We will reopen as soon as possible.
  • Remember, it’s fine to bring most household waste, but it’s illegal to bring trade waste to any community recycling centre.

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