Refuse and Recycling

Our normal collection day is FRIDAY. The only changes to the regular day will be over the Christmas period. Landfill bins (black) and recycling bins (blue) are emptied on alternate weeks.

New 1-2-3 Recycling and Rubbish Collection Trial
Ashurst Wood has been selected to be part of Mid Sussex District Council’s 1-2-3 enhanced recycling and rubbish collection and disposal service trial. This will start in late April and last for 6 months.
The trial will include a weekly food waste collection, while the blue recycling bins will be emptied every two weeks, and the black landfill bins very three weeks.
Residents will also be able to subscribe to a free weekly collection of nappies and incontinence waste and a paid fortnightly garden waste service.

An initial information leaflet has been delivered to all houses and a full introduction pack will be delivered shortly. In addition, there will be two information sessions at John Pears Pavilion in April (dates and times to be advised), and we hope to have information available at the Annual Village Meeting on the 21st April.

For more information about the trial, click here

Refuse and recycling collections are the responsibility of Mid Sussex District Council.
Click here for more information.
Click here to see what you can put in your recycling (blue) bin.

For more information:
• E-mail
• Telephone 01444 477440
• Write to: Cleansing Services, Mid Sussex District Council, Oaklands, Haywards Heath, West Sussex. RH16 1SS

Civic Amenity Refuse Collection: This is organised by the Village Council three times a year for the benefit of residents. The next collection will be on the 8th May 2020. Collections take place from 10 am until 12 noon at the Village Centre car park. This is for household waste only – no trade or builders or garden waste allowed.
Future collections will be on the 6th September 2020 and the 24th January 2021.  PLEASE NOTE THAT WE HAVE RECEIVED NOTIFICATION FROM MID SUSSEX DISTRICT COUNCIL THAT THESE COLLECTIONS ARE CURRENTLY SUSPENDED DUE TO COVID-19. THERE WILL BE NO COLLECTION ON 8TH MAY 2020.  A decision on the September and January dates are to be advised. 

FLY-TIPPING:   Please report any incidents to the Village Council Office.  Fly-tipping is a criminal offence and carries a fine of £1000.

You can also report fly-tipping here to Mid Sussex District Council

East Grinstead Household Waste Recycling site

From the 1st December 2019, you will need to show proof that you are a West Sussex resident before using any of the County Council’s waste sites, including the one at East Grinstead. Acceptable forms of ID are a current driving licence (preferred) or TV licence, utility or Council Tax bill, or letter from Home Office or HMRC.
Click here for more information about this change.

The West Sussex County Council site at Imberhorne Lane will be CLOSED on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.  Click here for more information about opening times.

Charges now apply for the disposal of tyres from domestic vehicles. Click here for details.
Charges were previously introduced for the disposal of items considered to be household DIY waste, however these charges have now been suspended pending a review of Government guidance.

As of 1st October 2018  householders in West Sussex who use a van, pickup or single axle trailer for private purposes will need to obtain a free permit. The permit is available to West Sussex residents only and allows those who drive a commercial-type vehicle or have a trailer to continue to use it to dispose of just their household waste. The scheme does not cover waste generated by a business or household waste that has been collected by a trader for a charge.
The permits are being introduced to help address congestion at the sites, eliminate illegal disposal of commercial waste and discourage out-of-county visitors from bringing in large loads.
As well as the new permit scheme, some vehicles will no longer be allowed to use Household Waste Recycling Sites. Restricted vehicles include:
• multi axle trailers (four wheels),
• horse boxes,
• tipper trucks,
• flatbed or dropside trucks,
• Luton (box) type vans.

Please visit to find out more.

Forest Row Household Waste Recycling Site
The Forest Row household waste recycling site closed permanently on the 1st October 2018.
The nearest East Sussex household waste recycling sites to Forest Row are the Crowborough and Maresfield sites.

East Sussex sites have restrictions on some large vehicles and also charge for the disposal of soil, hardcore, plasterboard, bonded asbestos and tyres.

Click here for more information about sites in East Sussex.