Changes to Household Waste Recycling Sites

From 1 December 2019 anyone using a West Sussex household waste recycling site (HWRS) will need to provide proof of residency in West Sussex.

WSCC is introducing this new measure due to restrictions put in place by neighbouring authorities, and the numbers of non-West Sussex residents who use the sites – which are funded by West Sussex council tax payers. Surveys have shown that an average of one in ten people using HWRSs closest to the county borders live outside of West Sussex. At some sites this can increase to as many as one in five people.

Staff will be at the entrance to the sites, and residents will be required to show one of the forms of ID detailed below in order to use the site. Access to the sites will be denied if proof of residency is not shown, or you live outside of West Sussex, with turning areas provided for those who are not able to use the site.

  • Current driving licence (a photo card or paper licence will be accepted) – preferred option
  • Council Tax bill – from the current Council Tax 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.

Only original and printed paper copies are acceptable.

You can find out more on the West Sussex County Council website here.