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Recycling sites

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. 


West Sussex has 11 Household Waste Recycling Sites (HWRS) to help West Sussex householders recycle waste from their homes. Recycling centres used to be known as rubbish tips or dumps. They are now called Household Waste Recycling Sites or HWRSs, as the majority of waste is recycled.

There is a gross vehicle weight restriction of 3.00 tonnes at all sites.

All vehicles over 2.2 metres high must use:  Burgess Hill, Crawley, Westhampnett and Worthing HWRS only.

Construction and Demolition waste is restricted to 200kg per visit. 

Please click on your local site on the left hand side to find out opening times and what can be recycled at the site. Or you can use the map below to locate your nearest site.

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


From 1 October 2018

West Sussex residents who drive a commercial-type vehicle will need to have a permit to dispose of their household waste at County Council recycling sites.

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 scheme is being introduced at all 11 West Sussex Household Waste Recycling Sites and the two mobile sites.

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 will be banned from Bognor Regis and Littlehampton sites. Residents can start applying for a permit from1 August 2018.

To find out more visit

Permits and vehicle restrictions

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

Site user guidelines


Please read these User Guidelines to understand what restrictions are in place to help you have an efficient and safe visit to your local HWRS.

Please remember to wear suitable clothing when visiting our sites, feet and hands are the most vulnerable, so please remember to protect these with sensible gloves and footwear. 

Trade waste

Please click here for information on how to dispose of trade/business waste and recycling. For locations of trade waste facilities and prices, please ring 01903 712620.

Use of hire vehicles

When hiring a vehicle, please refer to the User Guidelines for details of which sites will accommodate the height, width and length of your hire vehicle.

Where is my nearest site?

Please use the map below to locate your nearest site. The green 'V' tags indicate the locations of all the Household Waste Recycling Sites (HWRS) in West Sussex.

Public Weighbridge Opening Times

Burgess Hill   
Monday - Friday  08:00 - 16:30
Monday - Friday  08:30 - 16:30