Household Waste Recycling Sites - have your say on our proposals

Waste Consultation

Faced with the need to save a further £17 million from Council services in the next financial year, East Sussex County Council has to make some tough choices. The Council’s annual budget approved by Full Council on 6 February 2018 included a requirement to reduce the waste and recycling budget by £720,000.

We carried out a thorough review of our Household Waste Recycling Site service (see the full service review report and service review summary report). As a result of our review, we believe we can make service changes that will bring significant savings while maintaining a good service.

The proposed changes include:

• The introduction of charging for certain waste types that are not ‘household waste’ (i.e. rubble, soil, plasterboard, tyres and asbestos) at the Household Waste Recycling Sites
• A review of recycling site opening hours against demand for the service
• The possible closure of the part-time recycling sites at Forest Row and Wadhurst

No decisions have yet been made on these savings proposals or the future of any of our recycling sites. Residents and organisations are being asked to consider the proposals through a 12-week public consultation on the Household Waste Recycling Site service.

How to take part

We’d like to hear from any residents of East Sussex, whether you’re a regular user of our recycling sites or not. We also welcome feedback from charitable or community organisations with an interest in the service.

Complete the online survey on our Consultation Hub by 15 May 2018.

Please contact us if you need the survey in another format, such as a paper copy.
Phone: 0345 60 80 194

If you have questions about our Household Waste Recycling Site proposals, see our Frequently Asked Questions page.

After the consultation, the views people share with us will be collated. They’ll be presented to East Sussex County Council’s Cabinet later this year to help the Cabinet members make a final decision on what happens to the service.