Eastbourne household waste recycling site

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Our household waste recycling sites (‘tips’) have reopened. However, with social distancing necessary, the service is restricted, there may be queues, and you should only travel to a site if absolutely necessary. See Coronavirus – rubbish and recycling in East Sussex.

Mountfield Household Waste Recycling Site - due to road traffic works on the A2100 between 29 June to 29 July, the site can only be accessed from the south/Battle direction.

The site has now reopened to normal hours:

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

Please check back to this page for any changes to opening hours. Please don’t rely on the opening hours displayed in Google Maps as this may not be up to date with the correct times.

What you can bring

  • Aerosols
  • Aluminium foil
  • Bonded asbestos (not recycled) - View charges
  • Books
  • Bric-a-brac
  • Cans/Tins
  • Car batteries
  • Cardboard
  • Chemicals (not recycled)
  • Cooking oil
  • Electrical goods
  • Engine oil
  • Fluorescent tubes/Energy saving bulbs
  • Fridges/Freezers
  • Furniture
  • Glass bottles/Jars
  • Green garden waste/Christmas trees
  • Hardcore/Rubble - View charges
  • Household batteries
  • Household waste (not recycled)
  • Mattresses (not recycled)
  • Metal items
  • Mobile phones
  • Newspapers/Magazines/Junk mail/White Telephone Directories
  • Paint – solvent-based (not recycled)
  • Paint – water-based emulsion
  • Plasterboard - View charges
  • Plastic bottles
  • Printer cartridges
  • Soil - View charges
  • Timber/Wood
  • TVs/Computer monitors
  • Tyres - View charges
  • Yellow Pages

Directions

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.

There is currently no right hand turn permitted into the entrance if approaching the site along St Philip’s Avenue from the fire station.

Site restrictions

We have changed the way the sites operate due to coronavirus. For full details, see Coronavirus – rubbish and recycling in East Sussex.

  • The site accepts household waste from residents own homes in East Sussex.
  • Trade/business waste is not accepted.
  • Soil, hardcore and plasterboard are accepted at this site and will be charged for.
  • Bonded asbestos is accepted at this site and will be charged for. Only 6 bags or 4 sheets are 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 name, address and vehicle registration of all residents bringing asbestos to the site.
  • Tyres are accepted at this site and will be charged for. Only 4 tyres are accepted per calendar month, per household.
  • No vehicle height restrictions. This site has a manned entrance and staff may refuse access to unsuitable vehicles/waste.
  • Vans are permitted on Tuesdays and Thursdays only.
  • Vehicles with a gross vehicle weight of 3500kg or above are not permitted.
  • No vehicles with Luton, flatbed or tipper bodies.
  • Van drivers must provide proof of address. This needs to be two forms of ID such as a drivers licence or recent utility bill.
  • No trailers (this is under review).
  • Pedestrian access via dedicated entrance weekdays after 3pm for local residents arriving by foot. There is no parking outside or near the site for oversize or other vehicles. It is therefore not permitted to park 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.
  • Small amounts of DIY type waste will be accepted (but some are charged for). Residents should hire a skip for larger amounts.
  • Small amounts of household chemicals will be accepted in sealed and clearly labelled containers.

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Address

St Philip's Avenue, Eastbourne, East Sussex BN22 8NB

  • Aerosols
  • Aluminium foil
  • Bonded asbestos (not recycled) - View charges
  • Books
  • Bric-a-brac
  • Cans/Tins
  • Car batteries
  • Cardboard
  • Chemicals (not recycled)
  • Cooking oil
  • Electrical goods
  • Engine oil
  • Fluorescent tubes/Energy saving bulbs
  • Fridges/Freezers
  • Furniture
  • Glass bottles/Jars
  • Green garden waste/Christmas trees
  • Hardcore/Rubble - View charges
  • Household batteries
  • Household waste (not recycled)
  • Mattresses (not recycled)
  • Metal items
  • Mobile phones
  • Newspapers/Magazines/Junk mail/White Telephone Directories
  • Paint – solvent-based (not recycled)
  • Paint – water-based emulsion
  • Plasterboard - View charges
  • Plastic bottles
  • Printer cartridges
  • Soil - View charges
  • Timber/Wood
  • TVs/Computer monitors
  • Tyres - View charges
  • Yellow Pages

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.

There is currently no right hand turn permitted into the entrance if approaching the site along St Philip’s Avenue from the fire station.

We have changed the way the sites operate due to coronavirus. For full details, see Coronavirus – rubbish and recycling in East Sussex.

  • The site accepts household waste from residents own homes in East Sussex.
  • Trade/business waste is not accepted.
  • Soil, hardcore and plasterboard are accepted at this site and will be charged for.
  • Bonded asbestos is accepted at this site and will be charged for. Only 6 bags or 4 sheets are 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 name, address and vehicle registration of all residents bringing asbestos to the site.
  • Tyres are accepted at this site and will be charged for. Only 4 tyres are accepted per calendar month, per household.
  • No vehicle height restrictions. This site has a manned entrance and staff may refuse access to unsuitable vehicles/waste.
  • Vans are permitted on Tuesdays and Thursdays only.
  • Vehicles with a gross vehicle weight of 3500kg or above are not permitted.
  • No vehicles with Luton, flatbed or tipper bodies.
  • Van drivers must provide proof of address. This needs to be two forms of ID such as a drivers licence or recent utility bill.
  • No trailers (this is under review).
  • Pedestrian access via dedicated entrance weekdays after 3pm for local residents arriving by foot. There is no parking outside or near the site for oversize or other vehicles. It is therefore not permitted to park 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.
  • Small amounts of DIY type waste will be accepted (but some are charged for). Residents should hire a skip for larger amounts.
  • Small amounts of household chemicals will be accepted in sealed and clearly labelled containers.

See also: