Eastbourne household waste recycling site

Eastbourne Household Waste Site location map
Eastbourne Household Waste Site location map


One and half miles east of Eastbourne town centre, off St Philip's Avenue, BN22 8NB

From Eastbourne town centre go east on Seaside (A259) towards Lottbridge Drove and Pevensey Bay.

After a mile and a half turn left into Churchdale Road. At the first mini-roundabout, turn left into St Philip's Avenue and the entrance to the site is just on the left hand side.

Opening hours

  • Monday to Thursday: 9am to 4pm
  • Friday: 9am to 3.30pm
  • Saturday and Sunday: 8am to 12noon
  • Bank Holidays: Closed
  • Christmas Eve and New Years Eve: Close at 1pm

What you can recycle

  • Aluminium foil
  • Aerosols
  • Bric-a-brac
  • Car batteries
  • Cans/Tins
  • Cardboard
  • Cooking oil
  • Electrical goods
  • Engine oil
  • Fluorescent tubes/Energy saving bulbs
  • Fridges/Freezers
  • Glass bottles/Jars
  • Green garden waste/Christmas trees
  • Hardcore/Rubble
  • Household batteries
  • Metal items
  • Newspapers/Magazines/Junk mail/White Telephone Directories
  • Plasterboard
  • Plastic bottles
  • Soil
  • Textiles/Shoes
  • Timber/Wood
  • TVs/Computer monitors
  • Tyres
  • Yellow Pages


  • Household waste
  • Bonded asbestos
  • Chemicals

Not accepted

  • Trade/Business waste

Site restrictions

  • No vehicle height restrictions. This site has a manned entrance and staff may refuse access to unsuitable vehicles.
  • Vehicles with a gross vehicle weight of 3500kg or above are not permitted.
  • No vehicles with Luton, flatbed or tipper bodies.
  • Trailers must be single axle and no more than 1.8 metres (6 feet) in length. 8ft trailers are accepted on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. These measurements do not include the tow bar.
  • Pedestrian access via dedicated entrance. There is no parking outside or near the site for oversize vehicles. It is therefore not permitted to park oversize vehicles outside or near the site and bring waste into the site on foot.
  • Large heavy bags like tonne bags or hippo bags should not be used. Staff will not be able to help residents unload them if brought to the site. Containers are available on site to allow residents to decant the material if necessary.
  • Only 6 small bags (roughly 25kg each) of soil or hardcore will be accepted per calendar month, per household.
  • Only 4 sheets or 6 small bags (roughly 25kg each) of bonded asbestos and plasterboard will be accepted per calendar month, per household. Bonded asbestos must be double wrapped in two layers of plastic. In order to monitor and enforce this monthly limit the staff will record the record name, address and vehicle registration of all residents bringing asbestos to the site.
  • Only 2 tyres will be accepted per calendar month, per household.
  • Small amounts of household chemicals will be accepted in sealed and clearly labelled containers.
  • Soil conditioner, made from green garden waste collected at the household waste recycling sites and from the kerbside collection schemes, is available to buy at the site.

See also:

Responsible authority

  • East Sussex County Council