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Newhaven household waste recycling site

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

Opening hours

April to end September:

  • Monday to Sunday 8am to 5pm

October to end March:

  • Monday to Saturday 8am to 4pm, 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

At busy times the main gates may be closed up to 45 minutes before the published closing time to clear vehicles already queuing on site.

What you can bring


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.
  • Pedestrian access is permitted to a small area of the site via a dedicated entrance for residents arriving by foot only without a vehicle.
  • 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.
  • Cyclists should dismount before entering the site via the pedestrian 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, soil and plasterboard are accepted at this site and maybe 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. 
  • 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 pre-loved 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. Cash and card payments accepted.

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