Temporary measures at Brighton & Hove HWRS

Find out about opening times and vehicle restrictions.

Our two household waste recycling sites are open. However, please don’t visit unless it is absolutely necessary.

The measures we have put in place

Strict traffic measures are in force at Hove with people driving to the site only being allowed to queue on the smaller access road, and not Old Shoreham Road.

Sites will be extremely busy particularly at weekends and the middle of the day, so we will limit the number of people on site to ensure social distancing.

Where possible, please try to use kerbside collection services for black bag waste, recycling and garden waste. These services are operating normally in Brighton & Hove.

Please be patient, we have a zero-tolerance approach of abuse towards site staff.

Bringing someone to help you unload items

Residents should avoid bringing additional people with them if possible. Please also note that staff will not be able to assist with unloading at this time​​​​​​.

How long the measures will last

We have introduced these measures to help recycling sites cope with higher demand. We review the measures on a regular basis. This website will be updated as measures change.

Some changes are designed to enable customers and site staff to maintain physical distancing. These changes will remain in place until the Government deems it no longer necessary to maintain strict physical distancing measures.

Visiting the site if you have been unwell

You must not visit a recycling site if you:

  • have coronavirus symptoms
  • are extremely vulnerable and are staying at home for shielding purposes
  • are in a 10 day household isolation

How we are managing physical distancing and the spread of coronavirus

We have adopted the following measures at all sites:

  • restricted the number of customers allowed on site at any one time
  • to ensure adequate spacing between customer vehicles in parking bays, we are only letting customers park in every other bay
  • one customer at a time will be allowed onto gantries to tip waste
  • use of floor markings and barriers to help customers space out
  • handrails and other site furniture that customers might touch are cleaned on a regular basis
  • we ask all customers to not stand closer than 2m (6ft) to other customers and site staff
  • site staff are essential workers and have access to gloves, hand sanitisers and other cleaning products as well as testing if they fall ill

Thank you for your understanding and co-operation with these physical distancing measures.