Business and commercial waste

Where to dispose of business waste and how much it costs.

Despite there being no statutory requirement for the County Council to dispose of commercial waste, a service has been established at three transfer stations within the county:

  • Burgess Hill - Fairbridge Way, Burgess Hill, RH15 8AR
  • Chichester - Coach Road, Westhampnett, PO18 0NS (entrance off Stane Street)
  • Crawley (recyclables only) - Metcalf Way, Crawley, RH11 7XN.

They provide a facility for small businesses to dispose of their own recyclables or waste (similar to household waste) using small vehicles, up to a maximum of 7.5 tonnes. 

Construction and demolition waste from businesses cannot be accepted at these sites.

Be aware that business and commercial waste taken to a recycling centre will be turned away.

Opening hours and costs

Opening hours for commercial waste at these sites are Monday-Friday, 8.30am-4.30pm.

All charges are inclusive of VAT and valid from 1 April 2022.

Showing type of commercial waste, cost per tonne and the minimum charge (from 500kg).
Type of waste Per tonne Minimum charge (from 500kg) 
Trade waste £189.00 £94.50
Paper/card £15.85 £7.92
Co-mingled recyclate £135.45 £67.73
Green waste £78.75 £39.38
WEEE* CAT A & E  £184.50 £92.25
WEEE* CAT B, C, D £518.70 £259.35
Charge category WEEE* B2C £518.70 £259.35
Trade waste mattress – mattress disposal £15.00 (per mattress) Note the charge per mattress is in addition to the trade waste tonnage charge and is for any size of mattress.
Car/Motorbike tyres £5.00 per tyre This charge is for all tyres, not just trade.

*WEEE - Waste electrical and electronic equipment

Waste electrical and electronic equipment 

In simple terms WEEE is anything that is battery powered or has a plug.

The five WEEE categories accepted at West Sussex sites are:

  • A - Large appliances: microwaves, dishwashers, tumble dryers, washing machines, cookers
  • B - Cooling appliances: fridges and freezers
  • C - Display equipment: TVs, computer monitors, laptops
  • D - Energy saving tubes and bulbs
  • E - Small appliances: anything else (can be bigger than category A, such as an electric lawnmower, leaf blower and such like).

Admittance to sites

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is required for admittance to all sites. This includes, but is not limited to, amber flashing beacons, reversing bleepers, hardhat, hi-visibility jacket/vest, steel-toe and mid-sole boots. Further information is available below.

Recycling other materials

The West Sussex Sustainable Business Partnership (WSSBP) can help businesses looking to recycle materials (such as plasterboard) that are not currently accepted at the commercial waste sites above.

Last updated:
4 July 2022
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