Rejoice, reuse and recycle!

With the festive season now upon us and as people in East Sussex and Brighton & Hove prepare for Christmas, Veolia is reminding people about the importance of reducing, reusing and recycling at this busy time of year when vast amounts of waste are produced.
 
The festive period usually means seasonal increases in eating, drinking and spending.  Extra consumption over the 12 days of Christmas increases domestic waste in the UK by an estimated three million tonnes.
 
Veolia’s Household Waste Recycling Sites across South Downs which are managed in partnership with East Sussex County Council and Brighton & Hove City Council, provide an easy and convenient way to reuse and recycle festive waste.  This includes cardboard packaging, glass bottles and jars, food and drink cans, household batteries, envelopes, wrapping paper, cards, green garden waste and soil.
 
Allan Key, General Manager for Veolia South Downs, says: “So much waste which can be recycled is produced at this time of year.  By avoiding the bin and recycling instead, people are making a real contribution to the environment.
“We are pleased that we have been able to recycle so much of local residents’ waste in the last year and look forward to recycling even more in the next.  We hope that everyone will remember to rejoice, reuse and recycle and would like to take this opportunity to wish all of our site users a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.“

The following Christmas opening hours will apply at the recycling sites:

Day Thursday Friday Saturday Christmas Eve Sunday Christmas Day Monday Boxing Day Tuesday Bank Holiday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday New Years Eve Sunday New Years Day Monday Bank Holiday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
Date 22-Dec 23-Dec 24-Dec 25-Dec 26-Dec 27-Dec 28-Dec 29-Dec 30-Dec 31-Dec 01-Jan 02-Jan 03-Jan 04-Jan 05-Jan
Brighton Open Open Open until 1pm Closed Closed Open 9am to 5pm Open Open Open Open until 1pm Closed Open 9am to 5pm Open Open Open
Hove Open Open Open 8:30 to 13:30 Closed Closed Closed Open Open Open Open 8:30 to 13:30 Closed Closed Open Open Open
Crowborough Open Open Open 9am until 1pm Closed Closed Closed Open Open Open Open until 1pm Closed Closed Open Open Open
Eastbourne Open Open Open 9am until 12 noon Closed Closed Open 9am to 4pm Open Open Open Open until 12 noon Closed Closed Open Open Open
Forest Row Closed Open Open until 1pm Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed Open Open until 1pm Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed
Hailsham Open Open Open until 1pm Closed Closed Open 9am to 1pm Open Open Open Open until 1pm Closed Open 9am to 1pm Open Open Open
Hastings Open Open Open until 1pm Closed Closed Open Open Open Open Open until 1pm Closed Open Open Open Open
Heathfield Open Open Open until 1pm Closed Closed Open Open Open Open Open until 1pm Closed Open Open Open Open
Lewes Open Open Open until 1pm Closed Closed Open Open Open Open Open until 1pm Closed Open Open Open Open
Maresfield Open Open Open until 1pm Closed Closed Open Open Open Open Open until 1pm Closed Open Open Open Open
Mountfield Open Open Open until 1pm Closed Closed Open Open Open Open Open until 1pm Closed Open Open Open Open
Newhaven Open Open Open until 1pm Closed Closed Open Open Open Open Open until 1pm Closed Open Open Open Open
Seaford Closed Open Open until 1pm Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed Open Open until 1pm Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed
Wadhurst Closed Open Open until 1pm Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed Open Open until 1pm Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed

 
For details of your nearest Household Waste Recycling Site, and Christmas opening hours please visit - www.veolia.co.uk/southdowns/recycling-sites or call 01273 511324.
 
Veolia South Downs has launched an online waste themed advent calendar. The calendar is perfect for helping residents stay green this Christmas and watch their ‘waste’-lines.  Every day throughout advent there will be a new helpful hint about reducing waste this Christmas; or a mind-boggling fact about just how much we use and throw away throughout the festive period. The online calendar is available at: www.veoliasouthdownsadventcalendar.co.uk