East Sussex and Brighton & Hove residents produce around 400,000 tonnes of waste every year. In the past most of this waste has been buried but in addition to space running out fast, this option is no longer the best environmental solution.
To help East Sussex residents increase recycling and reduce the waste they send to landfill, we are developing, constructing and operating a network of strategically placed facilities.
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- Our Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) in Hollingdean can handle up to 60,000 of recyclables tonnes per year
- We operate 14 Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs), strategically placed to make sure householders can reuse and recycle more waste
- 4 transfer stations help to reduce the vehicle miles needed to transport the county’s waste
- Our in-vessel composting facility in Whitesmith can process up to 46,000 tonnes of green waste per year, and generates up to 20,000 of high quality compost
- Our Energy Recovery Facility at Newhaven (under construction) will use waste which would previously have been sent to landfill to produce enough electricity to power 25,000 homes