Surrey County Council is currently consulting on the opening hours and the services provided at its Community Recycling Centres (CRCs) such as the facility at Ranmore Road on the edge of Dorking.
The consultation covers ways in which costs can be reduced through reduced opening times and the introduction of new charges.
It does not cover any consideration of the effects of the reduced opening times and the proposed new charges, such as an increased incidence of fly-tipping, that these proposals might cause or the increased costs of sorting these problems which are likely to fall on District / Borough Councils, landowners / farmers, and the National Trust.
The aim of the review is to reduce the net costs of operating the tip and to achieve this the County Council is looking for comments on: introducing charges for non-household (such as DIY) waste or not accepting such waste, reducing opening hours on weekdays, closing on the least busy days of the week, full closure of some community recycling centres, only accepting waste in clear plastic bags so that its that can be recycled can be separated out, and selling second hand items.
If you would like to express your views and / or are concerned about limiting access to the Community Recycling Centres in this way and / or are concerned that limiting opening hours will result in an increased incidence of fly-tipping in our more rural areas, please complete the short questionare at:
by 30 September 2015 and help to ensure that the services needed are provided by the County Council and that our environment is protected from the fly-topping of waste.