There are two 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.

Christmas and new year opening times 

Opening times at the two recycling sites are changing over the Christmas and new year holidays. 

Hove recycling site 

  • Friday 24 December open 8am to 1pm 
  • Saturday 25 December through to Tuesday 28 December closed  
  • Wednesday 29 and Thursday 30 December open 8am to 4.30pm 
  • Friday 31 December open 8am to 1pm 
  • Saturday 1 January closed 
  • Sunday 2 January open 10.30am to 1.30pm 
  • Monday 3 January closed 
  • Open as usual from Tuesday 4 January 

Brighton recycling site 

  • Friday 24 December open 8am to 1pm 
  • Saturday 25 December and Sunday 26 December closed 
  • Monday 27 and Tuesday 28 December open 9am to 5pm 
  • Wednesday 29 and Thursday 30 December open 8am to 4.30pm 
  • Friday 31 December open 8am to 1pm 
  • Saturday 1 January closed 
  • Sunday 2 and Monday 3 January open 9am to 5pm 
  • Open as usual from Tuesday 4 January 

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

Brighton recycling site

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

The opening hours are:

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

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

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 - six standard rubble bags a month - maximum bag size 55cm x 85cm
  • household hazardous chemicals - must be in a secure container
  • paint


You can take four bags of bonded asbestos to our Hove recycling site, which must be wrapped thoroughly and twice in plastic. You must bring two pieces of ID, one photo and one proving you live in the city. We don't 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, 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 don’t 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 don't 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 call 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.