Refill Mole Valley Initiative

Together with the other 11 local authorities in Surrey, Mole Valley District Council (MVDC) understands the urgent need to tackle avoidable plastic waste. MVDC's commitment to addressing this issue is outlined in the 'Single Use Plastic Strategy for Surrey', which sets out the key objectives and actions that Surrey local authorities will be taking.

As part of its drive to encourage a reduction of single use plastic waste, MVDC has teamed up with 'City to Sea', to set up a local initiative called Refill Mole Valley. The scheme is backed by Dorking Business Improvement District, Transition Dorking, Surrey Hills Enterprises, Leatherhead & District Countryside Protection Society and SES water.

About Refill

City to Sea is not-for-profit organisation headed by campaigner Natalie Fee, who launched the award-winning Refill Campaign in 2015. It is estimated that the scheme, now being rolled out nationwide with support from Water UK and local water companies, will cut plastic bottle use by tens of millions each year, as well as substantially increasing the availability of high-quality drinking water.

Refill works by connecting people who are looking for water with thousands of local businesses, community venues, transport hubs and public fountains where they can refill for free on the go. Anyone can download the free app to find Refill Stations near them.

Participating venues simply sign up to the free Refill app and put a refill sticker in their window, alerting passers-by that they're welcome to come on in and fill up their bottle.

How you can get involved

If you run a business and would like to sign up or learn more about the scheme, it's really quick and easy. Please either email or sign up to the scheme by via the Refill app.

We are also looking for local volunteers and groups who can back the scheme to promote it on social media and encourage more businesses to sign up to the Refill app. Anyone with a passion for making a positive impact via Refill may even be interested in setting up their own local scheme. This can be done under the Refill Mole Valley umbrella and support would be provided by MVDC.

Local Refill Stations

The businesses listed below are participating in Refill and can be found on the app.


  • COOK Ashtead (food shop)
  • Fetch'em from the Cupboard


  • Clare's Cafe
  • Crazy Bean cafeDel Fuoco
  • Fine Fettle
  • Head Office
  • Ildikos Chocolate
  • The Grange at Number Five
  • The Old Crown
  • Wishing Well Greetings Card Shop


  • Bulls Head Pub
  • COOK Dorking (food shop)
  • Costa Coffee
  • Cricketers Pub
  • Dominos
  • Dorking Halls
  • Dorking Sports Centre
  • Hamptons International Estate Agents
  • Land Barn Farm (National Trust) water tap, Dorking Hole Hill·        
  • Mole Valley District Council (Pippbrook)
  • Queens Head Pub
  • Re-Use It
  • Surrey Yeoman
  • The Old House Dorking
  • The Star
  • Too Many Cooks

Drinking Water Taps

  • Land Barn Farm (National Trust)


  • Clarks Cafe
  • Fetcham Park House


  • Amici
  • Costa Coffee
  • Edmund Tylney
  • Fire and Iron Gallery
  • Greggs
  • Leatherhead Theatre
  • The Penny Black


  • YHA Hostel


  • Prince of Wales - Fullers

Internet Links

MVDC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites.

Last Updated: 20/09/2019

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