Seaford 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:

  • Closed Monday to Thursday.
  • Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday 8am to 5pm.

October to end March:

  • Closed Monday to Thursday.
  • Open Friday and Saturday 8am to 4pm, Sunday 9am to 4pm.

Bank Holidays: Closed (except Good Friday when the site will open to the usual hours).

The nearest alternative household waste recycling site to Seaford is the Newhaven site.

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

Two miles from Seaford town centre on Cradle Hill Industrial Estate, BN25 3JE

From Seaford train station, take the A259 towards Eastbourne. Look for the Downs Leisure Centre on the left and take the next left into Alfriston Road.

At the cemetery turn left into Cradle Hill Road.Then take the second turn on the right into the Industrial Estate. The site is at the far end of the road.

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 Saturdays only.
  • Vans are also only permitted on 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 dedicated entrance 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

Cradle Hill Industrial Estate, Seaford, East Sussex BN25 3JE

  • 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

Two miles from Seaford town centre on Cradle Hill Industrial Estate, BN25 3JE

From Seaford train station, take the A259 towards Eastbourne. Look for the Downs Leisure Centre on the left and take the next left into Alfriston Road.

At the cemetery turn left into Cradle Hill Road.Then take the second turn on the right into the Industrial Estate. The site is at the far end of the road.

  • 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 Saturdays only.
  • Vans are also only permitted on 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 dedicated entrance 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