West Sussex tips to accept more types of rubbish

West Sussex’s rubbish tips will start taking more types of waste from Monday (June 1).

Wednesday, 27th May 2020, 3:33 pm
West Sussex's rubbish tips reopened to the public earlier this month. Pic Steve Robards SR2005133 SUS-200513-154319001

Currently the household waste recycling sites are only accepting household black bag type waste and green garden waste only.

From next week, Residents will be able to dispose of the following items at all sites in West Sussex:

• garden waste

• general household waste

• wood

• cardboard

• electrical items

• bulky items

• white goods

• furniture.

Unfortunately, soil, hardcore, plasterboard, asbestos, tyres and textiles/clothes will not be allowed at this time. This is to ensure social distancing measures can be maintained and to limit queues.

The mobile services at Selsey and the Witterings will begin reopening from Thursday 4 June for wood and green waste only, starting with the Witterings.

Residents are still asked to only visit sites if their journey is necessary and their waste or recycling is not suitable for kerbside collection.

Social distancing measures are in place at all sites which means a smaller number of people will be allowed in at one time, and could result in long queues.

Deborah Urquhart, West Sussex County Council Cabinet Member for Environment, said: “The sites will soon be able to accept a much wider variety of waste, starting from Monday 1st June, including cardboard, electrical items and furniture. I am also pleased to say we are reopening the mobile services at Selsey and the Witterings from Thursday 4 June for green waste and wood only, starting with the Witterings.

“I would like to thank everyone who has been storing their waste safely at home up until now.

“Sites are likely to be busy with long queues so please consider whether your journey is necessary before you set off.”

Vans and pickup trucks with a permit can now enter sites. Trailers are still not allowed at this time, to help ensure social distancing and to limit queues.

To apply for a van or pickup permit, visit: https://www.westsussex.gov.uk/land-waste-and-housing/waste-and-recycling/van-pickup-and-trailer-waste-permit

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