Veolia Environmental Services in South Downs

In 2003, East Sussex County Council and Brighton & Hove City Council awarded Veolia Environmental Services a 30 year contract for the delivery of an integrated waste management service. Delivering this service requires the operation, development and construction of a network of strategically placed facilities, designed to increase recycling, composting and recovery and to reduce dependence on scarce local landfill. Under the contract Veolia is not responsible for the household collection of waste or recyclables.


Veolia facilities in South Downs

The strategy consists of a network of facilities that have been developed.

Recycling Sites

Household waste recycling centres

Veolia operates 14 Household Waste Recycling Sites, in partnership with the councils.

Energy recovery

Energy recovery facilities in South Downs

The Energy Recovery Facility is now fully operational. Click here for the latest issue of the bulletin.


Veolia in the community

Find out more about Veolia working together in the local community.

Latest news

  • 17 April 2014 Pro-Grow your garden this Easter!
    If your thoughts turn to a spot of gardening during the long weekend - now that the weather is warming up, why not try Veolia Environmental Services Pro-Grow Soil Conditioner? It is the perfect top soil improver for perennial and annual planting beds, and can be used to establish lawns where native soils are unsuitable and as backfill to encourage plant establishment and improve survival rates. Pro-Grow is now available at all of the 14 Household Waste Recycling Sites.
  • 16 April 2014 Go green and recycle ‘eggstra’ waste this Easter!
    Veolia Environmental Services in partnership with East Sussex County Council and Brighton & Hove City Council are encouraging residents to ‘go green’ and recycle your ‘eggstra’ Easter packaging.
  • 01 April 2014 Plans for Newhaven University Technical College Building to Go On Show
    Building plans for the new University Technical College (UTC) in Newhaven are to go on show at a Public Exhibition in the town on Wednesday 9th April. The plans are for the college to be based at the Grade II listed Marine Workshops at Railway Quay, just two minutes from Newhaven Town railway station. Sponsored by the University of Brighton, Lewes District Council, educational charity the Aldridge Foundation and Veolia Environmental Services Plc., the UTC will focus on the skills in demand by the growing marine engineering and environmental technology sectors in the region.
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