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East Grinstead Household Waste Recycling Site is now OPEN!

Posted on 6 March 2012

West Sussex County Council’s state-of-the-art Household Waste Recycling site in East Grinstead is now open.

Customers can use the Imberhorne Lane site from 8am to 5pm from Monday to Friday and from 9am to 5pm at weekends and bank holidays. During the summer months [1st April to 30th September] opening hours are extended to 7pm.

The new site layout will mean recycling and household waste disposal is a more user-friendly and speedier experience for people with improved health and safety. Customers will also be able to recycle a larger stream of items at the revamped site. Please click here for further details. Among these are all types of waste electrical items, cardboard, green waste, textiles, household batteries and CDs. The aim is for the site to reach recycling rates of 80% of household waste brought to the facility - similar to the other redeveloped sites in West Sussex. County Council Deputy leader Lionel Barnard, who has responsibility for waste issues, said: “This new site will meet the district’s recycling needs for years to come and further encourage people to recycle household waste, so reducing the amount of waste that goes into dustbins and ends up in expensive landfill.” “This represents the last upgrade to the County Council’s Household Waste Recycling site network, which has been ongoing since 2004, and is part of a multi-million pound development programme between the County Council and Viridor, our recycling contractors.” During the redevelopment, the site was closed at weekdays, though a weekend household waste service was in operation. Residents were also able to use alternative services.