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.

The key changes are as follows:

  • All sites are now back to normal opening hours. All other changes below remain in place.
  • Anyone in self isolation or with COVID-19 symptoms must not visit the HWRS's 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.
  • To avoid lengthy visits only cars will be allowed to access the site, no vans, trailers or over-height vehicles, until demand drops.
  • To avoid close contact between staff and residents, chargeable waste – plasterboard, bonded asbestos, tyres, hardcore and soil – will not be accepted.
  • The re-use shops will remain closed and compost sales are suspended.

What will the opening times be?

Opening hours are now back to normal.

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