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Surrey CC Consultation on Community Recycling Centres

Please be aware that Surrey County Council (SCC) are proposing to close a number of Community Recycling Centres (CRC) in order to reduce costs. One of the proposal that has been put forward includes a proposal to close the CRC at Farnham. The consultation opened on 30 October and closes on 4 January.

The following is one of the options and it affects us:

1. Permanently closing a number of smaller, less effective CRCs, whilst increasing the opening hours at some CRCs. The sites under consideration for closure are: Bagshot, Cranleigh, Dorking, Farnham, Lyne (Chertsey) and Warlingham.

2. Introducing a charge to dispose of construction wood and roofing felt.

3. Increasing the cost of disposing of items we already charge for.

4. Charging an annual application fee for van, pickup and trailer permits.

The Farnham CRC closure would affect Ash and Tongham residents because that is the nearest Surrey CRC to us. Although many of us also use the Aldershot CRC, that option may not be available for Surrey residents in future without paying to visit, as Hampshire proposes to register Hampshire residents and the registration numbers for up to three cars in order to have free visits to their CRCs. If that restriction was to come in then Ash and Tongham residents would have to travel to Camberley or Guildford for a free access CRC.

A survey of CRC use by local residents is being undertaken by SCC. Please visit their website at https://www.surreysays.co.uk/environment-and-infrastructure/crcs/ and take part in their survey and hopefully we can influence SCC to leave the Farnham CRC alone.

If you wish to also contact me about this issue, please do so using our contact page.

Regards

John Dymott
ASHRA Chairman

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