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Lewes household waste recycling site

Monday 26 February: Newhaven Household Waste Recycling Site is temporarily closed due to an incident.

Opening hours

  • Monday to Sunday: 9am to 4pm
  • Bank holidays: Open usual hours (closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day).
  • Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve: Close at 1pm

What you can bring

  • Household waste - accepted (not recycled)
  • Mattresses - accepted (not recycled)
  • Metal items
  • Mobile phones
  • Newspapers/Magazines/Junk mail/White Telephone Directories
  • Paint (solvent-based) - accepted (not recycled)
  • Paint (water-based emulsion)
  • Plastic bottles
  • Printer cartridges
  • Soil - charges apply
  • Spectacles
  • Tetra paks/Food or drink cartons
  • Timber/Wood
  • TVs/Computer monitors
  • Tyres - charges apply
  • Vapes
  • Yellow Pages

Visiting our site

  • The site accepts general household-type waste and recycling from residents own homes in East Sussex.
  • Trade/business waste is not accepted.
  • You do not need to book a visit in advance.
  • No pedestrian access.
  • Cyclists should dismount before entering the site via the main entrance.
  • Small amounts of DIY type waste will be accepted (but some are charged for). Residents should hire a skip for larger amounts.

Charges

  • Hardcore and soil are accepted at this site and maybe charged for.
  • Tyres are accepted at this site and will be charged for. Only 4 tyres are accepted per calendar month, per household.

Vehicle restrictions

  • Vans are only permitted on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.  Van drivers must bring photo ID (for example a driving licence) and one other form of ID such as a recent utility or Council Tax bill that contains your home address.
  • 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. The only exception is for Blue Badge holders with taller vehicles 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.
  • Trailers must be no more than 1.8 metres (6 feet) in length, not including the tow bar.

Reuse shop

  • There is a ‘reuse shop’ on site where preloved items are sold at a low-cost instead of being thrown away. If you want to buy or donate something, please ask the site staff. The shop is open during main site opening hours. Card payments only.

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