Changes at West Sussex Household Waste Recycling Sites from 1st October 2016

waste-siteFrom 1st October 2016, West Sussex County Council is introducing changes at the County’s 11 Household Waste Recycling Sites (HWRSs) that, it claims, will enable the Council to make critical savings while still maintaining a comprehensive service for residents.

Opening hours for all sites will be:

  • 10:00am to 5:00pm 1st October – 31st March (Winter)
  • 10:00am to 7:00pm 1st April – 30th September (Summer)

There will be no change to opening days at Crawley, Burgess Hill and Westhampnett and they will, therefore, remain open seven days a week.

The Hop Oast site at Horsham will be closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays but will remain open on the other five days of the week.

Charges will be introduced for the disposal of non-household waste, including:

  • car and van tyres (LGV, tractor and mobile plant tyres will no longer be accepted) and
  • waste from the construction, alteration or repair of residents’ homes and gardens, such as plasterboard, breeze blocks, bricks, rubble, soil, stones, turf (grass cuttings and gardening waste remain free of charge), ceramic bathroom fittings and tiles.

The charges are:

  • £4 per tyre, or part tyre
  • £4 per rubble bag (no bigger than 55cm x 85cm) or per item or per 2.4m x 1.2m plasterboard sheet

Payment can only be made by Visa or Mastercard debit and credit cards; cash and cheques will not be accepted.

More information can be found here.