Hailsham Rubbish and Recycling

RUBBISH & RECYCLING: Here you can find out more useful information such changes to your Collection Bin Days due to Bank Holidays; you can download a Rubbish and Recycling Collection Calendar and obtain advice on what you can dispose of in each bin (and what not to).  There is also advice on how to recycle batteries and textiles and how to keep your wheelie bin clean, either by cleaning it yourself or by arranging for a recommended bin cleaning company to clean it for you, for which there is a small fee. Click here for the Wealden Council Rubbish and Recycling Homepage.

RECYCLOPAEDIA: This is useful list of waste materials and where you can dispose of them, or where they can be taken to be recycled or disposed of properly.  For instance, Aluminium Foil can be taken to the Can & Tin Bank at a Neighbourhood Waste Recycling Site; Chemicals and other Hazardous Waste can be taken to Household Waste Recycling Site as long as it in a suitable sealed container.

Other unusual materials, such as fire extinguishers, energy saving light bulbs, paint, printer cartridges and water filter cartridges.  Many items can be passed on or donated to other causes. Visit the site here.

NEIGHBOURHOOD RECYCLING POINTS – There are four in Hailsham. Listed below are the locations, addresses and what they accept:

Tesco Car Park, North Street, BN27 1DN: Glass, Cans, Paper, Cardboard, Plastics, Cartons, Foil, Shoes, Small Electricals. See Map.

Vicarage Field Car Park, Vicarage Field, BN27 1BG: Glass, Cans, Paper, Cardboard, Plastics, Cartons, Foil, Textiles, Shoes, Small Electricals.

Victoria Road Car Park, Victoria Road, BN27 2AY: Glass, Cans, Paper, Cardboard, Plastics, Cartons, Foil, Textiles, Shoes. See Map.

Vega Close Car Park, Town Farm, BN27 2JZ: Glass, Cans, Paper, Cardboard, Plastics, Cartons, Foil. See Map.

Most of the recyclables can also be placed into bins we are provided with from the Council.  If you have a red Haulaway box for paper or cardboard this also raises vital funds for St Wilfrid’s Hospice.

There is also advice on Bulky Household Waste Collections, for example, large electricals, large furnishings (which can be collected), and asbestos, flammable material (which cannot).  This is a chargeable service due to the resources required for collection and disposal.

Some of these can also be donated to various charities or Furniture Now! – please check with them separately for what they accept and whether they can collect from you.

Please remember not to leave your rubbish outside of the recycling containers provided, by doing so it is considered to be fly-tipping, which is illegal.

If the containers you wish to use to dispose your unwanted items into are full or overflowing, please report this on the website and use another container or take your waste to another recycling centre.