Veolia South Downs


Household Waste Recycling Sites are open for essential use only.

Veolia South Downs Household Waste Recycling Sites are open to the public , however, with social distancing still necessary, the service will be restricted and we encourage you to only travel to a site if absolutely necessary.

Please be aware of the current restrictions which are as follows:

  • Anyone in self isolation or with COVID-19 symptoms must not visit the HWRS under any circumstances.
  • Social distancing of two metres will need to be maintained on site, meaning the number of parking bays will be limited and only one person will be allowed to use the access ramps at any one time.
  • Residents are asked to avoid bringing additional people with them in the car if possible, but please note that staff will not be able to assist with unloading.
  • Vans are permitted on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays only at East Sussex sites. (Monday - Sunday at Brighton and Hove). Two forms of ID are required and details will be recorded for monitoring and enforcement purposes. Trailers are not currently permitted. 
  • Chargeable waste (hardcore, soil, plasterboard, tyres and bonded asbestos) is now being accepted again at East Sussex sites.
  • Most re-use shops are now open and compost sales have resumed.
  • All sites are now back to normal opening times. Please click on your relevant HWRS tab below for full details on your recycling facilities across the region and for the exact times at your nearest site. 
  • Please don’t rely on the opening hours displayed in Google Maps as this may not be up to date with the correct opening times.
Have you ever wondered what happens to your garden and food waste?
Our state-of-the-art Hollingdean Materials Recovery Facility sorts and bulks household waste from East Sussex and Brighton and Hove.
Our Woodlands In-Vessel Composting Facility in Whitesmith processes kitchen and green garden waste.
The Newhaven Energy Recovery Facility processes about half the household waste in the South Downs area.
Veolia operates East Sussex and Brighton & Hove’s 12 Household Waste Recycling Sites, in partnership with the councils.
Charges apply for certain materials, which you will need to pay to dispose of at Household Waste Recycling Site in East Sussex