Issue details

URGENT ITEM- Introduction Of Additional Waste Materials At Bagshot, Warlingham, Dorking And Cranleigh Community Recycling Centres

Cabinet is asked to decide whether to re-introduce containers for non-recyclable waste at Bagshot, Warlingham, Dorking and Cranleigh community recycling centres for a twelve- month period with immediate effect. Restrictions on materials will be re-introduced at a later date following the removal of COVID controls as necessary.


Decision type: Key

Decision status: For Determination

Notice of proposed decision first published: 29/03/2021

This decision will be taken under urgency procedures.

Reason for urgency:
This report will be dealt with under the Special Urgency procedure (SO 56) as it has not had the required 28 days’ notice on the Forward Plan. The Chairman of the Communities, Environment and Highways Select Committee has been notified of the intention to make this decision.

In order to reduce the risk of COVID transmission, it has been necessary to introduce social distancing controls at our community recycling centres. This has resulted in a reduction in capacity and throughput of the sites which in turn has given rise to problems with queueing at a number of community recycling centres. A potential solution to mitigate the queuing at our larger sites would be to reintroduce containers for non-recyclable waste at the four sites which currently only accept recyclable materials.

The reason for urgency is to enable changes to be put in place as soon as possible over the busy Easter period.

Decision due: 30 Mar 2021 by Cabinet

Lead member: Cabinet Member for Environment & Climate Change

Lead director: Executive Director Environment, Transport & Infrastructure

Contact: Richard Parkinson Email: Tel: 020 8541 9391.