Recycle ‘eggstra’ waste this Easter!

Veolia in partnership with East Sussex County Council and Brighton & Hove City Council are encouraging residents to ‘go green’ and recycle your ‘eggstra’ Easter packaging.

Over 80 million Easter Eggs are sold on average each year generating around 8,000 tonnes of extra packaging waste.  So whilst enjoying your chocolate treats this year remember that your 14 local Household Waste Recycling Sites will be open at the following times throughout the Easter holiday:

  • Crowborough, Eastbourne and Hove are closed on Friday and Monday. Both are open to usual times on Saturday and Sunday.
  • Hailsham is open 9am to 1pm Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
  • Forest Row, Seaford and Wadhurst will be open Friday, Saturday and Sunday as usual and closed on Monday as they no longer open on Mondays.

All other sites are open as usual to the normal summer opening times on all four days. 
Making sure that Easter packaging is reused as much as possible and recycled instead of just throwing it away provides a real benefit to the environment by helping to stop so much waste going into landfill and providing the resources to make new products.  Most of the waste deposited at the 14 sites by residents is now being diverted from landfill, with many sites regularly diverting around 90%.
Martin Benson, Household Waste Recycling Sites Manager, Veolia South Downs says; “Everyone looks forward to receiving their chocolate eggs at Easter, but they often come with a lot of unwanted packaging.  We are encouraging residents to think green this Easter and ensure that they recycle as much of their unwanted packaging as possible.” 
For details of your nearest Household Waste Recycling Site and Easter opening times visit - or or call 01273 511324.