Rubbish and recycling


Due to the temporary closure of Tunbridge Wells household waste site from 18 September, the Crowborough and Wadhurst waste sites may be busier than usual over the next few months. The nearest alternative sites for East Sussex residents are Maresfield, Heathfield, Mountfield or Forest Row (Fri-Sun). Kent residents are being directed to use Sevenoaks, Maidstone or Ashford waste sites.

Waste & recycling wonder open day – Come along to our contractor’s open day with guided tours being held at Hollingdean Materials Recovery Facility in Brighton on Friday 29 September 10am-3pm (call Veolia to book a place on 01273 544205).

Where to recycle

Find your nearest household waste recycling site (‘tip’), recycling point and next kerbside collection date.

Household rubbish and recycling collections

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, avoiding junk mail, 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 waste 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.