Rubbish and Recycling

Rubbish Collection

Refuse and recycling collections in Ashurst Wood are the responsibility of Mid Sussex District Council.
Waste and Recycling (MSDC page)
What can I put in my 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

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.

Cancellation of Civic Amenity Refuse Collection

This has been organised and paid for by the Village Council three times a year to enable residents to dispose of excess household waste. The collection due to take place on the 8th May 2020 was cancelled by MSDC due to the coronavirus pandemic.

In September 2020, MSDC advised that the provision of discretionary waste services, including mobile civic amenity collections, would cease. This  followed a review and guidance from Government about social distancing.   See links below for information about the collection of bulky and garden waste:

Bulky Waste Collection Service
Garden Waste Service

Cancellation of 1-2-3 Recycling and Rubbish Collection Trial September 2020

This trial, which included a new weekly food waste collection service, was due to start in April 2020 and last for 6 months, but was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The impact of the pandemic has led Mid Sussex District Council to review its plans for the coming year and the decision has been made that the trial will not now take place.

MSDC has advised that it remains committed to reviewing and redesigning the rubbish and recycling services in order to improve the range of services offered to residents and bring environmental benefits.


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

Report fly-tipping to Mid Sussex District Council

Household Waste Recycling sites

East Grinstead Household Waste Recycling site

West Sussex County Council is responsible for providing household waste recycling sites.

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.
Proof of residency.

Charges now apply for the disposal of tyres from domestic vehicles. The charge is £5 per tyre or part-tyre.
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, run by East Sussex County Council, 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.

Recycling sites in East Sussex.