Hailsham household waste recycling site

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During lockdown all household waste recycling sites (‘tips’) remain open to the normal opening hours. With social distancing measures in place, there may be delays and queues into the sites. Vans (less than 3.5t only) are permitted on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays only. Van drivers must bring proof of address with two forms of ID (driver’s licence or recent utility bill) and will be subject to new trade waste inspections.

The site is open as follows:

April to end September:

  • Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm, Saturday and Sunday 9am to 1pm

October to end March:

  • Monday to Friday 8am to 4pm, Saturday and Sunday 9am to 1pm

Bank Holidays: Open 9am to 1pm (Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day)

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
  • Books
  • Cans/Tins
  • Car batteries
  • Cardboard
  • Chemicals (not recycled)
  • Clothes/Shoes
  • 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
  • Plastic bottles
  • Printer cartridges
  • Soil - View charges
  • Timber/Wood
  • TVs/Computer monitors
  • Yellow Pages

Directions

The site is in the south eastern outskirts of Hailsham, off Station Road, BN27 2BY

From George Street in the town centre on the one-way system turn left into Station Road. Continue along Station Road for three quarters of a mile, passing a pond on the left.

Look for a side road on your left just after the national speed limit sign. Turn left into this road. The site is immediately on the right, before the Swan Business Centre.

Site restrictions

  • The site accepts household waste from residents own homes in East Sussex.
  • Trade/business waste is not accepted.
  • Soil and hardcore are accepted at this site and will be charged for.
  • Vehicle height barrier of 2 metres (6 feet, 6 inches). Barrier will only be opened for household waste brought in taller vehicles, provided they meet the other site requirements, on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays only.
  • Vans are also only permitted on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Van drivers must provide proof of address with two forms of ID such as a driver’s licence or recent utility or Council Tax bill.
  • The only exception is for Blue badge holders with taller vehicles/vans who will be permitted entrance on any day, provided they meet the other site requirements and are able to show their Blue badge.
  • Vehicles with a gross vehicle weight of 3500kg or above are not permitted. No vehicles with Luton, flatbed or tipper bodies.
  • No trailers (this is under review).
  • Pedestrian access via main vehicle entrance (please beware of vehicle traffic) for local residents arriving by foot. It is 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

off Station Road, Hailsham, East Sussex BN27 2BY

  • Aerosols
  • Aluminium foil
  • Books
  • Cans/Tins
  • Car batteries
  • Cardboard
  • Chemicals (not recycled)
  • Clothes/Shoes
  • 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
  • Plastic bottles
  • Printer cartridges
  • Soil - View charges
  • Timber/Wood
  • TVs/Computer monitors
  • Yellow Pages

The site is in the south eastern outskirts of Hailsham, off Station Road, BN27 2BY

From George Street in the town centre on the one-way system turn left into Station Road. Continue along Station Road for three quarters of a mile, passing a pond on the left.

Look for a side road on your left just after the national speed limit sign. Turn left into this road. The site is immediately on the right, before the Swan Business Centre.

  • The site accepts household waste from residents own homes in East Sussex.
  • Trade/business waste is not accepted.
  • Soil and hardcore are accepted at this site and will be charged for.
  • Vehicle height barrier of 2 metres (6 feet, 6 inches). Barrier will only be opened for household waste brought in taller vehicles, provided they meet the other site requirements, on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays only.
  • Vans are also only permitted on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Van drivers must provide proof of address with two forms of ID such as a driver’s licence or recent utility or Council Tax bill.
  • The only exception is for Blue badge holders with taller vehicles/vans who will be permitted entrance on any day, provided they meet the other site requirements and are able to show their Blue badge.
  • Vehicles with a gross vehicle weight of 3500kg or above are not permitted. No vehicles with Luton, flatbed or tipper bodies.
  • No trailers (this is under review).
  • Pedestrian access via main vehicle entrance (please beware of vehicle traffic) for local residents arriving by foot. It is 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: