Lib Dems Launch Petition to Keep Dorking’s Recycling Centre Open

November 19, 2018 3:24 PM

ranmore road tipMole Valley Liberal Democrats have launched a petition to keep Dorking's Community Recycling Centre ("Tip") at Ranmore Road open.

This follows the decision by Conservative-run Surrey County Council to consult on three options covering the future of Surrey's Community Recycling Centres - all of which involve closing the Dorking Tip.

Liberal Democrat County Councillor Hazel Watson said, "Closing Dorking's busy Community Recycling Centre is a betrayal of Mole Valley residents. Our environment will suffer because residents will have to make longer trips to recycle their waste, and there will inevitably be more fly-tipping for local landowners to clear up.

"I urge local residents to sign our petition, which can be found at, to keep the Dorking CRC open and, preferably, to increase the number of days it is open to seven days a week."

The County Council's decision to consult on closing the Tip comes just a year after the last consultation which proposed a similar outcome … a proposal that was overwhelmingly rejected by residents who, through the number of representations made, forced the County Council to back down and keep the Tip open three days a week.

Liberal Democrat County Councillor Stephen Cooksey said, "The Conservatives' claim that Dorking is one of Surrey's 'less busy' recycling centres is simply a function of their decision earlier this year to close the site for four days a week.

"Whenever I have used the tip, it has always been very busy indeed.

"The County Council should be making it easier, not more difficult, for local residents to dispose of their waste."

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