Non-household waste charges suspended at Household Waste Recycling Sites:

This follows the recent statement made by the Rt Hon Andrea Leadsom MP, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, that it is the Government’s intention to review its guidance with regard to the charges that can be made at local civic amenity sites and the specific reference to the disposal of DIY materials generated by householders.

In order to avoid any potential confusion for our residents in West Sussex we have decided to suspend all charges for these type of materials until the review by the Government has been concluded.

From 11 April therefore householders visiting any West Sussex amenity site will no longer be charged for the deposit of material which results from the sort of work householders would normally carry out on their homes – what most people would refer to as DIY waste.

Once the Government’s review has been concluded – expected by the end of 2017 - the County Council will look at the matter again.

 > What has changed? 

> What are the new opening times?

> How do I report fly-tipping?

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> What type of waste will I be charged for?

Frequently Asked Questions  

Changes to Chichester District mobile recycling service

 What has changed?

Summary:

- Changed the daily opening hours at all sites to 10:00am to 7:00pm in summer and 10:00am to 5:00pm in winter.

- Changed the number of days 8 out of the 11 Household Waste Recycling Sites are open to 5 days each week – all will be open weekends. (Crawley, Burgess Hill and Westhampnett are required to operate Waste Transfer Stations for kerbside collection services and will therefore remain open 7 days a week).

- it is planned for Midhurst to be open on Sundays but this is subject to planning permission. Existing arrangements will remain until planning permission has been obtained.

- Introduction of charges of £4 for car and vans tyres.

- No longer accepting LGV, tractor and mobile plant tyres.

- Made changes to the Mobile Household Waste Recycling Service – all Chichester District mobile HWRSs are now closed, except Selsey and the Witterings. These two mobile recycling services will now offer waste and recycling services on a fortnightly basis, on alternate Thursdays.

- Investment in an enforcement team to support the existing enforcement measures against fly tipping carried out by district and borough councils.

 What are the new opening times and days?

Below is a summary of the changes. You can also click on your local site in the left hand menu to find out opening days and times and what can be recycled at the site.

Opening hours

From 1st October 2016 opening hours for all 11 HWRSs will be: 

- 10:00am to 5:00pm 1st October - 31st March (Winter)

- 10:00am to 7:00pm 1st April – 30th September (Summer)

Opening days

- 8 out of 11 HWRSs will close two consecutive days a week from 1st October 2016. All HWRSs will be open weekends.

- There will be no change to opening days at Crawley, Burgess Hill and Westhampnett, which are required to operate Waste Transfer Stations for kerbside collection services and will therefore remain open 7 days a week.

 Opening days by location

 How do I report fly-tipping?

 

• Review the access of trailers to HWRS sites to be completed by March 2017.
• Review how support can be improved to voluntary, community and charitable organisations in managing their waste to be completed by December 2016.
• Review the possibility of using Hambrook mobile site as a “re use” centre with perhaps some recycling, to be completed by December 2016.
What are the new opening times and days?
Below is a summary of the changes to be introduced from 1 October 2016. You can also click on your local site in the left hand menu to find out opening days and times and what can be recycled at the site.
Opening hours
From 1 October 2016 opening hours for all 11 HWRSs will be: 
10am to 5pm 1 October -31 March (Winter) 
10am to 7pm 1 April – 31 September (Summer) 
Opening days
8 out of 11 HWRSs will close two consecutive days a week from 1 October 2016. All HWRSs will be open weekends. 
There will be no change to opening days at Crawley, Burgess Hill and Westhampnett, which are required to operate Waste Transfer Stations for kerbside collection services and will therefore remain open 7 days a week.
Opening Days by location  
Mon Tues Weds Thurs Fri Sat Sun Distance to alternative site (miles)
Burgess Hill
(Transfer Station) Open Open Open Open Open Open Open
East Grinstead Open Closed Closed Open Open Open Open Crawley (9.5)
Crawley
(Transfer Station) Open Open Open Open Open Open Open
Hop Oast, Horsham Open Closed Closed Open Open Open Open Billingshurst (8.9) 
Billingshurst Open Open Open Closed Closed Open Open Horsham (8.9) 
Midhurst (Sunday opening is under review subject to planning) Closed Open Open Open Open Open Closed Westhampnett (11) 
Westhampnett, Chichester
(Transfer Station) Open Open Open Open Open Open Open
Bognor Open Open Open Closed Closed Open Open Westhampnett (6.9)
Littlehampton Open Closed Closed Open Open Open Open Bognor (7.8)
Worthing Open Open Open Closed Closed Open Open Shoreham (5.1) 
Shoreham Closed Closed Open Open Open Open Open Worthing (5.1) 
DETAILS OF CHARGES OF SOME NON-HOUSEHOLD WASTE THAT WILL APPLY FROM 1 OCTOBER 2016
What type of waste will I be charged for?
Tyres from cars, vans, motorcycles and all other vehicles
Waste from construction, alteration or repair of your home and garden such as plasterboard, breeze blocks, bricks, rubble, soil*, stones, turf*, ceramic bathroom fittings, tiles.
* Grass cuttings and gardening wastes are remain free of charge. 
LIST OF CHARGEABLE NON- HOUSEHOLD WASTE 
CHARGED PER 55CM X 85 CM REUSABLE RUBBLE BAG (CAN BE A MIX OF ANY OF THE ITEMS BELOW)
CHARGED PER ITEM
NON-CHARGEABLE HOUSEHOLD WASTE
FREE TO BRING TO A HWRS IN THE SOIL AND HARDCORE CONTAINER
Breeze blocks A piece of marble (if it won’t fit in a 55cm x 85 cm reusable rubble bag) Non-ceramic baths Household waste
Bricks A piece of granite (if it won’t fit in a 55cm x 85 cm reusable rubble bag) Fitted kitchen cupboards and work surfaces Crockery
Ceramic drainpipes Bidets Fitted units Clay flower pots
Concrete Ceramic baths Flooring (except ceramic or stone flooring) Clay garden ornaments
Flagstones or paving slabs Ceramic shower trays Insulation
Granite Ceramic pipes Internal and external doors
Gravel Cisterns Radiators
Marble Concrete fence posts Roofing felt
Rocks or stones Concrete gravel boards Timber
Rubble or hardcore Formed concrete (if it won’t fit in a 55cm x 85 cm reusable rubble bag)
Sand Toilet pans
Set cement Set cement (if it won’t fit in a 55cm x 85 cm reusable rubble bag)
Slate Sinks or wash basins
Soil
Tarmac
Tiles (ceramic, clay or slate)
Turf
What are the charges?
£4 per tyre or part tyre
£4 per rubble bag or part bag of chargeable waste; or per item or per sheet of plasterboard.
- Rubble bags no bigger than 55cm x 85cm (can be bought from most  DIY stores and supermarkets) 
- Separate items such as a concrete fence post, ceramic bath, cistern, paving slab
- Sheets of plasterboard no bigger than 120cm x 240cm
- All materials must be in a rubble bag, loose loads will not be accepted.
For a limited period, one free rubble bag will be available upon request for each resident at Household Waste Recycling Sites.
The disposal of all other household waste and recycling at the facility will remain free of charge for local residents.
How can I pay?
Payment can only be made by Visa or Mastercard debit and credit cards. Cash and cheques cannot be accepted. Payment will need to be made before you are given access to the chargeable containers. 
DETAILS OF CHANGES TO CHICHESTER DISTRICT MOBILE RECYCLING SERVICE 
What is changing?
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. 
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 www.chichester.gov.uk/wasteandrecycling 
List of operating dates in September for mobile recycling services  
Nearest HWRS Penultimate operation date Last operation date 
Lurgashall Billingshurst 
Midhurst 24th September
Fernhurst Midhurst 14 September 28th September
Wisbourough  Green Billingshurst 24 August 21st September
Kirdford Billingshurst 24 August 21st September
Petworth Midhurst
Billinghurst
Westhampnett 13th Sept 27th Sept
Hambrook Westhampnett 19th Sept 26th Sept
Bosham Westhampnett 6th Sept 20th Sept
South Harting Midhurst
Westhampnett 10th Aug 7th Sept
What changes are taking place at Selsey and The Witterings?
Selsey and The Witterings mobile recycling service will remain open on a Thursday on a fortnightly basis rather than weekly.
From 1 October 2016 the mobile recycling service at The Witterings will accept green waste, wood, small electrical items. Metal and mixed card and paper will also be accepted – these items need to be unbagged when placed in the containers.
Please check the calendar for more information on operating days and times from October 2016 .
   
Selsey The Witterings
East Beach Car Park Marine Drive Car Park
Thursdays 8.15 - 15.00 Thursdays 8.15 - 15.00
   
   
06 October 2016 13 October 2016
20 October 2016 27 October 2016
03 November 2016 10 November 2016
17 November 2016 24 November 2016
01 December 2016 08 December 2016
15 December 2016 22 December 2016
29 December 2016 05 January 2017
12 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
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 www.adur-worthing.gov.uk/streets-and-travel/report-a-problem/fly-tipping/
Arun District Council www.arun.gov.uk/clean-streets 
Chichester District Council www.chichester.gov.uk/flytipping
Crawley Borough Council www.crawley.gov.uk/pw/Streets__Roads_and_Transport/Street_Maintenance/Fly_Tipping___Litter/index.htm 
Horsham District Council www.horsham.gov.uk/bins/reportit/fly-tipping-and-fly-posting
Mid Sussex District Council www.midsussex.gov.uk/waste-recycling/fly-tipping-and-litter/ 
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.
www.gov.uk/report-flytipping
Provide information anonymously about fly-tippers
You can contact CrimeStoppers on: 0800 555 1111How 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: 

www.adur-worthing.gov.uk/streets-and-travel/report-a-problem/fly-tipping/

- Arun District Council: 

www.arun.gov.uk/clean-streets

- Chichester District Council: 

www.chichester.gov.uk/flytipping

- Crawley Borough Council: 

www.crawley.gov.uk/pw/Streets__Roads_and_Transport/Street_Maintenance/Fly_Tipping___Litter/index.htm

- Horsham District Council: 

www.horsham.gov.uk/bins/reportit/fly-tipping-and-fly-posting 

- Mid Sussex District Council: 

www.midsussex.gov.uk/waste-recycling/fly-tipping-and-litter/

 

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

Reporting to the Environment Agency

Contact The Environment Agency on: 0800 807060. This is a 24 hour service.
Visit www.gov.uk/report-flytipping

Provide information anonymously about fly-tippers
You can contact Crimestoppers on: 0800 555 1111