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Community recycling centre update

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Surrey County Council have announced that the new charges detailed below have been 
deferred to allow the county to draw up a coordinated waste strategy.

The county council has announced further changes at their community recycling centres. These include the centre at Blenheim Road, Epsom, KT19 9DL

There are already charges for the disposal of some materials including rubble, soil, plasterboard and tyres.

From 3 June they will also charge for roofing felt and construction wood waste, such as sheds, fencing panels, posts, decking, laminate flooring, decking and fitted kitchen units.

In an explanation of why the charges were being introduced the county council stated:

Surrey County Council needs to find significant savings in 2019/20 to ensure that it's financially robust. This has meant the council has had to review the services that it does provide, and faces some difficult decisions on changes that it needs to make. One of these areas is the provision of community recycling centres.

We are constantly reviewing the community recycling service, so we can offer the best service to residents that we can. The latest changes continue to meet industry good guidance, cover the costs for services we're not obliged to deliver for free, and focus on recycling and reuse.

Surrey County Council have sought the views of residents and other stakeholders on proposed changes to community recycling centres.via a public consultation that ran from 30 October 2018 to 4 January 2019.  The council's Cabinet agreed for these changes to be implemented  on 29 January 2019.

Details of the charges, opening hours and what items can be accepted can be found on the county council website - here


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