Surrey County Council is proposing further cuts to the service provided by the Community Recycling Centres (CRCs) known as dumps or tips.
The planned cuts involve closing all Surrey CRCs on two days a week, permanently shutting four centres (Bagshot, Cranleigh, Dorking and Warlingham), scrapping the free daily allowance of one bag of non-household rubbish and making anyone visiting the Farnham and Camberley centres prove that they live in Surrey.
In addition, anyone driving a van, trailer or pick-up truck will have to use larger CRCs only.
The council is currently consulting the public on the proposals and has published a questionnaire for the public to complete which is available on surreycc.gov.uk/recyclingcentres or by calling 03456 009 009 or texting 07860 053 465. This should be completed by August 7.
The council says that changes are being proposed in order to save money because of “continued cuts to funding, rising costs and increasing demand for key services” which mean that the council must make savings of more than £100m this year.