What you can take to our recycling sites and where to find them

There are 2 recycling sites - also called tips - one in Hove, off Old Shoreham Road and one in Brighton, off Wilson Avenue. They take household waste or recycling, electrical items, garden waste and some DIY waste. Find out how to get access to the sites.

Both of our household waste recycling sites will close at 1pm on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve and will be closed all day on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

There are 2 recycling sites, also called tips. One in Hove, off Old Shoreham Road and one in Brighton, off Wilson Avenue.

They take household waste or recycling, electrical items, garden waste and some DIY waste.

Find out how to get access to the sites and the vehicle restrictions in place.

Demand at the sites remains high so please be aware:

Where to find our recycling sites

Hove recycling site

We have a recycling site in Hove, off Old Shoreham Road, BN3 7AE, between Aldrington Avenue and Leighton Road.

The opening hours are:

  • Monday to Friday, 8am to 4.30pm
  • Saturday, 8.30am to 1.30pm
  • Sunday, 10.30am to 1.30 pm
  • closed on bank holidays

There may be short delays while we empty containers during opening hours.

Hove recycling centre will close at 1pm on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve, and will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, and New Year's Day.

Brighton recycling site

We also have a recycling site in Brighton, off Wilson Avenue, BN2 5PD.

The opening hours are:

  • Monday to Friday 8am to 4.30pm
  • Saturday and Sunday 9am to 5pm
  • bank holidays 9am to 5pm

Brighton recycling centre will close at 1pm on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve and will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

Household waste you can take

Check what you can take to the recycling sites or tips in the lists below.

You can also download the ZeroNet app from Tech-Takeback to get your electrical items collected from your home. Goods that are working or can be refurbished or upgraded will be donated to charity. Anything that can’t be saved will be dismantled and recycled responsibly.

Find the full list of the items Tech-Takeback collects.

Recycling and household items

You can take these items to the recycling sites:

  • paper
  • glass
  • cans
  • cardboard
  • plastic bottles
  • vegetable oil
  • CDs and DVDs
  • books
  • mattresses
  • household batteries
  • cartons and tetrapaks
  • textiles

Recycle hard plastics 

We’ve introduced recycling of hard plastics at our household waste recycling sites to increase the amount of plastic we recycle.  

You can now recycle larger hard plastics such as: 

  • plastic storage containers
  • buckets and bins 
  • plastic patio furniture 
  • large toys 
  • plastic guttering, downpipes and utility pipes 
  • wheelie bins 
  • compost bins 
  • water butts
  • car bumpers 

Electrical items

You can take these items to the recycling sites:

  • TVs
  • monitors
  • mobile phones
  • hairdryers
  • washing machines
  • dishwashers
  • fridges
  • freezers
  • microwaves
  • energy-saving light bulbs
  • fluorescent tube light bulbs
  • car batteries
  • other small electrical items

DIY and garden waste

You can take these items to the recycling sites:

  • general garden waste
  • timber
  • MDF and wood composites
  • scrap metal
  • engine oil
  • plasterboard - four sheets removed
  • hardcore, rubble, ceramics and soil - eight standard rubble bags a month - maximum bag size 50 litres
  • household hazardous chemicals - must be in a secure container
  • paint

Asbestos

You can take 4 bags of bonded asbestos to our Hove recycling site, which must be wrapped thoroughly and twice in plastic. You must bring 2 pieces of ID, one photo and one proving you live in the city. We do not accept it at our Brighton site.

Bonded asbestos is often grey and looks like cement. It can be in items like corrugated roofing sheets, guttering and pipes. If you're in any doubt, have the material checked by an asbestos expert.

Wear goggles, a face mask and gloves when handling bonded asbestos. Do not break it into small pieces, and do not cut or saw it. If you have smaller pieces, dampen them with water.

Read the health and safety executive asbestos guidance.

What you can't take to recycling sites

We do not accept builder's waste from work done by a trader or commercial building company, even if it's from a residential home. They should dispose of waste themselves or use a registered waste company.

We do not take any waste from a business or trade.

Find out what other potentially harmful waste we cannot take or collect.

Contact our recycling sites

You can phone Veolia South Downs on 08453 550 550, who manage our recycling sites.

More information

Find out how to recycle other household items in our A to Z guide to recycling.