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.

From Monday 1 June, residents will be able to take more types of waste to Surrey’s community recycling centres.

Ten of Surrey’s CRCs were reopened on 11 May, but only for black bag waste and garden waste. From 1 June more materials, including wood, scrap metal, small electronics and white goods, will be accepted once again. The full list of what can be taken will be available from 1 June at or by calling 03456 009 009.

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.