The West Sussex Waste Partnership

In West Sussex the County Council is the ‘Waste Disposal Authority’, responsible for the safe disposal of household waste collected by the district and borough councils. The County Council also provides Household Waste Recycling Sites (HWRSs) where residents can deliver their household waste for recycling and disposal. You can find more information on the sites on www.westsussexrecycles.org

There are seven district and borough councils in West Sussex: Adur District Council, Arun District Council, Chichester District Council, Crawley Borough Council, Horsham District Council, Mid Sussex District Council, and Worthing Borough Council.

The district and borough councils as ‘Waste Collection Authorities’ are responsible for the collection of household waste in their respective areas.

The West Sussex Waste Partnership (WSWP) brings together all of the local authorities in West Sussex with the aim of  working effectively together,  providing the best possible services for their residents.

Statement about the reopening of the Household Waste Recycling Sites in West Sussex:

From Monday 6th July the range of items accepted at Household Waste Recycling Sites (HWRSs) across West Sussex was extended to include all waste streams, with minor exceptions.

Due to a fire on Friday 17th July the site at Crawley will be closed until further notice.

Soil and hardcore can be accepted at all sites with the exception of Bognor, Midhurst and Westhampnett.

Plasterboard can be deposited at Billingshurst, Burgess Hill, Horsham, Littlehampton, Shoreham and Worthing.

While asbestos can be taken to Burgess Hill and Worthing

If you are thinking of taking a trip to one of the HWRSs there are several things you need to consider.

Before planning your journey, you should:

  • Check that the item(s) you are bringing are accepted at the site you are visiting, as per the list above
  • Check our opening hours and days. Sites will be running their usual summer opening days and hours. Not all sites are open every day, so please make sure to check before making a journey. 
  • The site at Crawley will be closed until further notice, please follow our social media channels for the latest updates.

Before visiting a site please note:

  • You should continue to use your household collections for recycling and general waste where possible, and only visit the site if the journey is necessary.
  • Cars, vans and pickups will be permitted on all sites, but vans and pickups will need to display their WSCC permit to access the site
  • Trailers will permitted at Billingshurst and Worthing, but only on weekday afternoons from 1pm – 6pm , due to the operational changes being made to sites in order for them to access safely. However, trailers will not be accepted the at other sites for the time being, nor can they enter these three sites at weekends or on weekday mornings.
  • The mobile service that visits Selsey and the Witterings reopened, from Thursday 4th June, for wood and garden waste only. Please check westsussexrecycles.org for the opening dates and times.

Once at the sites there will be certain measures in place for the safety of visitors and staff:

  • The number of vehicles accessing the sites will be restricted. This may lead to queues at some sites, and visitors are asked to respect local residents and businesses by not blocking entrances
  • There will be no pedestrian access at any of the sites under the current social distancing measures
  • Social distancing barriers will be in place. Visitors will be directed into enclosed bays to dispose of their waste
  • Only one person will be allowed to get out of a vehicle unless strictly necessary. Please travel to the sites alone if possible. If other people travel to the site with you, they must remain in the vehicle where possible. Children should always remain within the vehicle
  • Site staff will not be able to help unload your waste and recycling
  • Residents may need to move their vehicle and repark in order to access different bays

You can find a copy of our Frequently Asked Questions document here.