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Details of charges for some non-household waste that will apply from 1 September 2016

Increased demand for essential services, coupled with reduced Government funding, means Surrey County Council (SCC) needs to reduce its spending in other areas. The council is required to provide a place for residents in its area to deposit their household waste free of charge. However there are some types of waste that are not classified as household waste, and therefore we are not legally obliged to accept them free of charge. Therefore from 1 September 2016 charges will be introduced for some non-household waste at the nine community recycling centres (CRCs) that accept these types of waste. These charges are intended to help SCC achieve critical savings while still maintaining a comprehensive service for its residents.

What type of waste will be charged for?

  • Tyres from cars, motorcycles and all other motorised vehicles
  • Waste arising from construction, alteration or repair of your home and garden such as plasterboard, breeze blocks, bricks, rubble, soil, stones, ceramic bathroom fittings, tiles. You will have a free daily allowance of chargeable waste from the construction, alteration or repair of your home and garden of one bag OR one item OR one sheet of plasterboard. Thereafter charges will be applied.

What are the charges?

  • £5 per tyre or part tyre
  • £4 per bag or part bag of chargeable waste; or per item or per sheet of plasterboard
    • Bags no bigger than 50cm x 77cm
    • Items such as a concrete fence post, ceramic bath, cistern, paving slab
    • Sheets of plasterboard no bigger than 120cm x 240cm
  • If these materials are loose, a charge of £50 will apply per car load

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