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All Household Waste Recycling sites are CLOSED until further notice due to the current COVID-19 situation. 

Apologies for any inconvenience caused. 

Thank you for your cooperation during these difficult times.

On this website you'll find information about what you can put in your recycling bin at home and what other things you can recycle at your local Household Waste Recycling Site.Recycling is easy. There are lots of items you can recycle in West Sussex.

You can also find out what happens to your recycling once it has been picked up from your home and taken to Ford Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) for the next stage of the recycling process.

For more information on Waste Prevention Advisor Scheme or to find out about events where the Waste Prevention Team will be attending please click here

Proof of residency at Household Waste and Recycling Sites (HWRS)

 From 1 December 2019 residents using a West Sussex household waste recycling site (HWRS) will need to provide proof of residency in West Sussex. Access will be denied to the sites if proof of address is not shown or you live outside of West Sussex. 

Acceptable forms of ID:

  • Current driving licence (a photo card or paper licence will be accepted) - preferred option
  • Council Tax bill - from the current Council Tax financial year
  • Utility bill (gas, electric or water) - less than a year old
  • TV licence less than a year old
  • Letter from HMRC or the Home Office - less than a year old
  • Current Bus Pass
  • Current Disabled Parking Permit

Further information about the new requirements can be found here


Winter opening hours at all 11 Household Waste Recycling sites (HWRSs) in West Sussex start on 1st October 2019

Sites will be open from 9am until 4pm until the 31st March 2020

There will also be some seasonal changes to the day’s sites will be open. Burgess Hill, Chichester Worthing and Crawley will open six days a week during the winter months.

Chichester will close on Tuesdays and Burgess Hill, Worthing and Crawley will close on Thursdays.


Householders who drive a commercial-type vehicle are also reminded to obtain a free permit before visiting the HWRSs.

The permit will apply to anyone who uses a van, pickup or single axle trailer and will be available to West Sussex residents only.

The permits are designed to help address congestion at the sites and eliminate illegal disposal of commercial waste.

In addition, some vehicles will no longer be allowed to use HWRSs. Restricted vehicles include:

  • multi axle trailers,
  • horse boxes,
  • tipper trucks,
  • flatbed or dropside trucks,
  • luton type vans. 

For health and safety reasons all trailers are banned from Bognor Regis and Littlehampton sites. 

To find out more visit

Permits and vehicle restrictions

Find out more about new requirements for permits and vehicle restrictions.

For more information on obtaining a permit, visit