Crawley Recycling Centre

Metcalf Way, Crawley, RH11 7XN

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Summer opening hours (1 April - 30 September)

Centre opening hours are:

  • 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

Winter opening hours (1 October - 31 March)

Centre opening hours:

  • Monday - 9.00am to 4.00pm
  • Tuesday - 9.00am to 4.00pm
  • Wednesday - 9.00am to 4.00pm
  • Thursday - Closed
  • Friday - 9.00am to 4.00pm
  • Saturday - 9.00am to 4.00pm
  • Sunday - 9.00am to 4.00pm

A to Z of recycling

Find out what items you can take to this centre, which bin they need to go in and what you can dispose of at home.

View the A to Z of recycling

Booking an appointment

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

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Centre information

  • Address

    Metcalf Way, Crawley, RH11 7XN

    Phone

    01293 537975

  • Booking an appointment

    This RC 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 RC 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 centre is open.

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

    Pedestrian access

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

    Cyclist access

    Cyclists are not permitted at the centre.

    Access for disabled visitors

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

    The Crawley centre 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.

  • Unpermitted vehicles

    The following vehicles are not permitted to use this Recycling Centre (RC):

    • 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 centre.

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

    • Burgess Hill RC
    • Chichester RC
    • Worthing RC.

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

  • Use of commercial vehicles

    You will need to obtain a permit to use the centre 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.

  • Restrictions

    None.

    Household waste

    For information of which materials can be accepted at this centre, 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

    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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