Despite changes to recycling centres last year, Surrey’s financial pressures are so severe that consideration needs to be given to whether further savings can be found at community recycling centres.
Surrey’s proposals include:
- Permanently closing a number of smaller, less effective CRCs, whilst
increasing the opening hours at some CRCs. Up to six CRC sites are
under consideration for closure: Bagshot, Cranleigh, Dorking, Farnham,
Lyne and Warlingham.
- Introducing a charge to dispose of construction wood and roofing felt.
- Increasing the cost of disposing of items we already charge for.
- Charging an annual application fee for van, pickup and trailer permits.
There are no recycling centres in Elmbridge and residents would probably use
the centres in Leatherhead or Epsom which are not proposed for closure, but
whose opening hours may change.
Further details on all the consultations and the opportunity to submit views on
these proposals can be found here. The consultation response is at the bottom of the consultation webpage.
The analysis of the responses to the consultations will be presented to Surrey’s cabinet in January 2019 for consideration and then to full council in February.