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Crawley Household Waste Recycling Site

Metcalf Way, Crawley, RH11 7XN

Details of Crawley Household Waste Recycling Site.

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Information on visiting our Household Waste Recycling Site in Crawley.

Opening hours

  • Monday - 8.30am-6.00pm
  • Tuesday - 8.30am-6.00pm
  • Wednesday - 8.30am-6.00pm
  • Thursday - 8.30am-6.00pm
  • Friday - 8.30am-6.00pm
  • Saturday - 9.00am-6.00pm
  • Sunday - 9.00am-6.00pm

Visiting our site

Booking an appointment

This HWRS is taking part in the booking system trial. From 29 March 2021, you will need an appointment to visit.

Find out more and book an appointment

Proof of residency

Anyone using a household waste recycling site is required to provide proof of residency in West Sussex. You will need to show one form of identification from the list below. No other form of identification will be accepted.

  • Current driving licence (photo card or paper licence) - preferred option
  • Council Tax bill - from the current financial year
  • Utility bill (gas, electric or water) - less than a year old
  • TV licence - less than a year old
  • Letter from HMRC or the Home Office - less than a year old
  • Current bus pass
  • Current disabled parking permit (Blue Badge)

Access by car

We request that users do not arrive before the site is open.

It is not permitted to park outside the site and walk in.

Pedestrian access

For safety reasons, customers are not permitted to walk into this site with any recycling or waste.

Cyclist access

Cyclists are not permitted on site.

Access for disabled visitors

If you have a disability issue and require assistance, please ask a member of site staff when you arrive. They will take your items and transfer them to the correct recycling containers for you if required. 

The Crawley site has designated disabled parking bays, plus drop kerbs. The bays are identified by the standard symbol, with hatching on both sides for wider access in and out of vehicles.

Vehicle restrictions

The following vehicles are not permitted to use this household waste and recycling site (HWRS):

  • horseboxes
  • tipper trucks
  • flatbed or dropside trucks
  • Luton-type vans.

West Sussex residents who wish to use vans, pickups, single-axle trailers or commercial vehicles to dispose of their household waste must obtain a permit before they can use this site.

This site can accommodate vehicles over 2.2 metres high. Others are:

  • Burgess Hill HWRS
  • Westhampnett HWRS
  • Worthing HWRS.

Vehicles have a gross vehicle weight restriction of 3.5 tonnes at all sites.

Commercial vehicles

You will need to obtain a permit to use the site if you drive a commercial vehicle to dispose of your household waste.

Apply online for a permit

Businesses still need to use the waste transfer stations and pay to dispose of their business waste.

What can be recycled at this site



Household waste

For information of which materials can be accepted at this site, and other helpful recycling advice, visit our A-Z of recycling guidance.

Business and commercial waste

Details of where you can dispose of commercial waste or recycling is available on our Business and commercial waste page. 

Construction and demolition waste is restricted to 200kg per visit.



Tyres from cars, vans and motorcycles will all be charged at:

  • £5.00 per tyre or part tyre.

Tyres from commercial tyres, such large goods vehicles, will not be accepted

Payment can only be made by Visa or Mastercard debit and credit cards. Cash and cheques cannot be accepted. Payment will need to be made before you are given access to the chargeable containers.

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