Garden waste

Garden waste like grass cuttings, hedge trimmings or fallen leaves can usually be recycled in three ways: by composting at home, subscribing to your local garden waste collection service or taking it to a community recycling centre.

All Surrey community recycling centres (CRCs) re-opened on 1 August last year, but some are only accepting certain types of waste.

Residents should only use the CRCs if they absolutely need to as social distancing measures mean the number of people allowed on sites at any one time is limited. Please check for the latest information before you travel as current opening arrangements are subject to change. Please see individual site information for further details.

For full information on opening dates and times, and waste types accepted at each site, please check Surrey County Council’s website.

Your garden waste should never be thrown away as general waste, as this is bad for the environment and expensive for the tax payer. It is also illegal to dump garden waste in parks or wooded areas, or in other places for the council to collect. This is fly-tipping and should be reported if seen.