Breaking COVID19 Sussex

West Sussex is currently under Tier 4 restrictions, which means that you should only leave home for essential reasons such as work, medical reasons or exercise

Despite this, we have seen a large increase in visitors to our Household Waste Recycling Sites (HWRS) this week, including one resident arriving with just two cardboard boxes for recycling!

This has led to increased queues at some sites, which has in turn caused disruption for local residents, on nearby roads, and has caused the police to be called on more than one occasion. Due to the large number of visitors arriving we had to temporarily close some sites in order for traffic to dissipate, causing further disruption.

While we appreciate that not everyone has space to safely store items at home, please continue to use kerbside collections as much as possible, and check with your local District or Borough Council to see if they will accept additional recycling or waste over the Christmas period and as we move in to the New Year. We would also ask that you only visit the site if you unable to store items at home without risk to your health or the health of others, and to adhere to the Tier 4 restrictions that are in place.

You can find more information about your local Council collections here:

We have also included a handy reference guide below as to the wide range of items that can be recycled at home, and we post updates and helpful information on our social media channels – you can follow us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.


Recycling at home

At the present time, household recycling and waste collections continue as normal across West Sussex, and we will be supporting our colleagues at the district and borough councils to enable these to continue. However we would encourage residents to consider ways of reducing the amount of waste produced. For hints and tips on ways to reduce your waste please visit our website

You can check the list below for details of the items that can and cannot be placed in your kerbside recycling bin. Further information can be found online.