Mole Valley District Council has been intrinsic in lobbying for the Centre to remain open. At the Surrey Cabinet meeting on Tuesday 29 October, this was confirmed.
Leader of Mole Valley District Council, Councillor Stephen Cooksey, said: “We are delighted with this news as, after many months of uncertainty, our residents can now be confident they can recycle at both Dorking and Leatherhead’s Community Recycling Centres (CRCs).
“This announcement is particularly welcome as it has prevented a large amount of traffic, potentially at peak times travelling over to Leatherhead from the south of Mole Valley to use the CRC there. We are confident that our lobbying of Surrey has pushed this change through.
“Residents can now use the Dorking CRC on Friday, Saturday and Sundays for general recycling and to deposit wood at no charge. Leatherhead is open every day apart from Fridays and accepts non-recyclable waste on site.
“There is a useful App for checking what can be recycled and where, ‘Surrey Recycles’ that can be downloaded to Android and Apples devices. For more information see our website, www.molevalley.gov.uk.”