Details of changes to Chichester District Mobile Recycling Service

Increased demand for essential services, coupled with reduced government funding, means West Sussex County Council needs to reduce its spending in other areas. So from 1st October 2016, changes were introduced at West Sussex Household Waste Recycling Sites (HWRSs) that will enable the council to make critical savings while still maintaining a comprehensive service for residents.

The changes were decided after considering responses to the public consultation from residents and comments from Parish Councils and District and Borough Councils. You can find more about following topics on this page below:

> What has changed?

> What changes have taken place at Selsey and the Witterings?

> How do I report fly-tipping?


see also

> What type of waste will I be charged for?

Frequently Asked Questions

> Changes at West Sussex Household Waste Recycling Sites (HWRSs)

 What has changed?

As well as a number of changes taking place at permanent HWRSs across the County, the decision has been made to close the following Mobile HWRSs:

- Bosham

- Fernhurst

- Hambrook

- Kirdford

- Lurgashall 

- Petworth

- South Harting

- Wisborough Green

- Selsey and the Witterings will remain open, on a fortnightly basis (alternate Thursdays).

- See below for details of other changes at these sites

When will the changes take place?
Below is a table which shows the last operating dates for each of the mobile recycling services. For further details on alternative arrangements for a green waste collection service and bulky waste collection service from Chichester District Council please visit

What changes have taken place at Selsey and the Witterings?

Selsey and The Witterings mobile recycling services are now open on a Thursday on a fortnightly basis rather than weekly.

From 1st October 2016 the mobile recycling service at the Witterings now accept green waste, wood, and small electrical items. Metal, mixed card and paper are also be accepted. All these items need to be loose when placed in the containers.

Please check the calendar below.







East Beach Car Park


Marine Drive Car Park

Thursdays 8.15 - 15.00


Thursdays 8.15 - 15.00




29 December 2016


05 January 2017

02 January 2017


19 January 2017

26 January 2017


02 February 2017

09 February 2017


16 February 2017

23 February 2017


02 March 2017

09 March 2017


16 March 2017

23 March 2017


30 March 2017

06 April 2017


13 April 2017

20 April 2017


27 April 2017

04 May 2017


11 May 2017

18 May 2017


25 May 2017

01 June 2017


08 June 2017

15 June 2017


22 June 2017

29 June 2017


06 July 2017


 How do I report fly-tipping?

If you see someone fly-tipping or would like to report an area where fly-tipping has taken place, you should make a note of the following:

- The date, time and place of the occurrence

- What the waste looks like and how much there is

- A description of any vehicles involved, including the vehicles registration numbers

- A description of any persons involved in the offence.

Contact your local council to report and clear fly-tipped rubbish on publicly owned land, including roads and lay-bys.

Find your local council:

- Adur and Worthing District Council:

- Arun District Council:

- Chichester District Council:

- Crawley Borough Council:

- Horsham District Council:

- Mid Sussex District Council:

Reporting to the Environment Agency

For larger scale incidents of fly-tipping involving hazardous waste or organised gangs of fly-tippers.

- Contact The Environment Agency on: 0800 807060. 

- This is a 24 hour service.

- Visit

Provide information anonymously about fly-tippers

- You can contact Crimestoppers on: 0800 555 1111