Release date: 21 May 2020
West Sussex County Council is opening up its Household Waste Recycling Sites for more vehicles from Saturday.
Vans and pickup trucks will be allowed to enter sites from Saturday 23 May.
Residents will still need to bring a permit for these type of vehicle. Unfortunately trailers will still not be allowed at this time to allow for social distancing in light of restrictions around COVID-19 and to limit queues.
Currently the sites are accepting just two waste streams; household black bag type waste and green garden waste only. Plans are being drawn up to accept a wider range of materials and more information on this will be published next week.
Residents are still asked to only visit sites if their journey is necessary and their waste 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 which could result in long queues.
Deborah Urquhart, West Sussex County Council Cabinet Member for Environment, said: “I would like to thank all West Sussex residents for their patience at this time.
“We appreciate it is frustrating not to be able to dispose of waste and I am pleased we are now able to allow vans into the sites.
“Sites are likely to be busy so I would ask residents to consider whether their journey is necessary. If you can continue to safely store items at home, please do so.”
To apply for a van permit, visit: https://www.westsussex.gov.uk/land-waste-and-housing/waste-and-recycling/van-pickup-and-trailer-waste-permit/
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