More items to be accepted at West Sussex rubbish tips

A wider range of items will be accepted at West Sussex’s rubbish tips from Monday (July 6).

West Sussex County Council-run rubbish tips will be accepting more items from Monday

Soil and hardcore will be accepted at all sites with the exception of Bognor, Midhurst and Westhampnett.

Plasterboard can be deposited at Billingshurst, Burgess Hill, Crawley, Horsham (Hop Oast), Littlehampton, Shoreham and Worthing.

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Meanwhile asbestos can be taken to Burgess Hill, Crawley and Worthing.

Vehicles with trailers will also be able to access the Crawley, Billingshurst, and Worthing sites on weekday afternoons only, from 1pm to 6pm.

In order to minimise queues, people are asked not to arrive at the sites before they open, and to check opening times and days online before setting off.

To help ensure social distancing measures are maintained, unless strictly necessary for unloading large or heavy items, only one person should get out of the vehicle. Residents who require assistance, for example due to mobility issues, can request help by speaking to a member of staff.

Deborah Urquhart, West Sussex County Council Cabinet Member for Environment, said: “I would like to thank residents for their patience and support during the first few weeks of reopening the Household Waste Recycling Sites across the county.

“The sites are now accepting a much wider range of materials, and while sites have been busy, queueing has eased considerably

“Vans and pickup trucks with a permit have been able to access sites over the last month and trailers will now start to be allowed on selected sites on weekday afternoons – all to help ensure social distancing.”

To check the opening times and days of your local site visit the West Sussex Recycles website.

To apply for a van or pickup permit, visit the county council’s website.

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