Rubbish and recycling


Household waste recycling site opening arrangements over Christmas/New Year period – please note the sites will close at 1pm on Christmas Eve and New Years Eve, and will be closed all day on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day*. See the individual recycling site webpages for exact opening times.

*Please note, the Forest Row, Seaford and Wadhurst sites do not usually open Monday to Thursday (Household Waste Recycling Site changes – frequently asked questions) however these 3 sites will be open on Monday 29 December.

Where to recycle

Find your nearest tip or household waste recycling site, recycling point and next kerbside collection date.

Household rubbish collection

Contact information for the district and borough councils responsible for collecting your rubbish.

Reduce your household waste

Help the environment by composting at home, avoiding food waste, re-using plastic bags and furniture, using washable nappies, and many other ideas.

What happens to your household recycling?

Find out where the items that you recycle go to.

Business and commercial waste

Business and trade waste is not accepted at household rubbish and recycling sites. Explore your waste collection, disposal and storage options.

How we manage waste in East Sussex

What happens to local waste and how we decide what to do with it including landfill and useful facts and figures.