The Crawley Household Waste Recycling Centre will reopen this coming Monday with a temporary facility. Please carefully read the press release issued below by West Sussex County Council if you plan to visit.
A temporary recycling point is opening in Crawley following a fire in the main Household Waste Recycling Site (HWRS) building in July 2020.
The temporary HWRS will open on Monday 28 September and will be set up on the lower part of the existing site.
Due to the nature of the temporary site set up there are likely to be delays for visiting residents.
The original HWRS building will remain closed for approximately two months while repair work is carried out.
The temporary site will be open for all waste streams with the following restrictions:
• No hazardous waste – including toxic liquids and asbestos.
• No soil, hardcore or plasterboard
• No trailers or vans
• No trade waste or charity waste
Hazardous liquids, soil and hardcore and vans are accepted at both East Grinstead and Horsham HWRS. Households with trailers can use the HWRS at East Grinstead. Plasterboard is accepted at Horsham HWRS and asbestos at Burgess Hill HWRS.
Deborah Urquhart, West Sussex County Council Cabinet Member for Environment, said: “Following the large fire at Crawley HWRS in July, I am pleased to confirm that this temporary facility is now ready to open. I understand the inconvenience this has caused many local residents in recent months and I would like to thank you all for your patience.”
The site will re-open on Monday 28 September and will be open until 6pm every day until Sunday 4 October. From Monday 5 October Winter opening hours will come into effect and the site will be open from 9am – 4pm each day excluding Thursdays. Please note all other HWRSs in West Sussex will change to their winter opening hours from Thursday 1 October.
COVID-19 precautions will be in place at the site to encourage social distancing.
Residents will need to provide ID, for example a current driving licence, to prove they are a West Sussex resident be allowed entry to the site.
For more information, visit: www.westsussex.gov.uk/recycling