Refill Mole Valley Initiative

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 2017. 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 sign up by using the 'Add a Station' feature on the free Refill app. Having signed up, they will receive a refill sticker to put in their window which will alert passers-by that they're able to come in and fill up their bottle for free.

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 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
  • Jackie Quinn Estate Agents
  • St George's Christian Centre


  • The Dolphin


  • Bookham Library
  • Claire's Cafe
  • Crazy Bean cafe
  • Del Fuoco
  • Fine Fettle
  • Head Office
  • Ildikos Chocolate
  • The Grange at Number Five
  • The Old Crown
  • Wishing Well Greetings Card Shop


  • Buckland Nurseries
  • Buckland Village Shop
  • Squires Garden Centre
  • Red Lion & Cellar Room


  • Carters of Capel
  • The Crown Inn


  • Bulls Head Pub
  • Cobbetts Beer Shop & Micropub
  • COOK Dorking (food shop)
  • Costa Coffee
  • Cricketers Pub
  • Dominos
  • Dorking Christian Centre
  • Dorking Halls
  • Dorking Sports Centre
  • Esquires Coffee
  • Hamptons International Estate Agents
  • Head For the Hills
  • Inspirations
  • Land Barn Farm (National Trust) water tap, Dorking Hole Hill·        
  • Mole Valley District Council (Pippbrook)
  • Queens Head Pub
  • Red bar & lounge
  • Re-Use It
  • Surrey Yeoman
  • The Edit
  • The Old House Dorking
  • The Point
  • The Spotted Dog
  • The Star
  • Toni & Guy
  • Too Many Cooks
  • Sebastians Hair
  • St Martins Walk (water bottle refill point)
  • Westcott & Williams

Drinking Water Taps

  • Land Barn Farm (National Trust)


  • Bocketts Farm
  • Clarks Cafe
  • Fetcham Park House
  • GreenWise
  • Harringtons

Holmbury St Mary 

  • Heartwork Coffee Bar 


  • Amici
  • Charlie and Ginger
  • Costa Coffee
  • Edmund Tylney
  • Fire and Iron Gallery
  • Greggs
  • Leatherhead Library
  • Leatherhead Theatre
  • The Penny Black
  • The Swan Centre (water bottle refill point, near Costa)

Leith Hill

  • Tanhouse Farmshop (Leith Hill Tower)


  • YHA Hostel


  • Prince of Wales - Fullers