Don’t ‘waste’ your money, check their credentials

Published Thursday, 16 April 2020

Whilst we have been working hard to keep our waste collection services running as normal through the Coronavirus pandemic, it has, of course, been impacted like any other during this difficult time.

With Community Recycling Centres closed, we would urge residents to be careful of using private waste contractors to take rubbish away as your waste could end up being fly tipped and damaging the local environment and you could be liable to a fine of up to £300 or face prosecution.  

Residents should ask the waste carrier to provide a full address and telephone number, and ask to see their waste carrier licence or check the Environment Agency’s Public Register to see if they are registered: 

Waverley Borough Council Enforcement Officers regularly patrol the borough and use mobile CCTV cameras in order to identify the source of fly-tipped waste and issue fines to those responsible.

For more advice on how to select a reputable trader, or to report rogue traders or cold callers, visit

To report fly tipping, please visit

Residents can also take advantage of a new temporary Bulky Waste collection service available via Guildford Borough Council 

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