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

  • 25 June 2014 Newhaven Energy Recovery Facility Annual Maintenance Outage Bulletin
    Click here for further information on the Newhaven Energy Recovery Facility Annual Maintenance Outage.
  • 23 May 2014 Pro-Grow soil conditioner now available at recycling sites!
    If your thoughts turn to a spot of gardening during the Bank Holiday weekend why not try Veolia’s 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.
  • 02 May 2014 Go green in the garden this Bank Holiday!
    Making sure that unwanted items are reused and recycled instead of just throwing them away provides a real benefit to the environment by helping to stop so much waste going into landfill and providing the resources to make new products. Well over half of waste deposited at the 14 sites by residents is now being diverted from landfill, with many sites regularly diverting 90% or more.
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    Green garden and food waste is transformed into a top quality soil conditioner called Pro-Grow - for more information please visit:

  • Open Day Hollingdean and Newhaven Wonder Days - Book your place!

    Wonder Days! Call 08453 550550 to book your place on Hollingdean (29 August) and Newhaven (3 September)

  • Veolia publications and reports Literature

    From information about your recycling service to energy recovery, district energy and handy guides you’ll find everything you need to recycle more and find out about the work Veolia do in South Downs.

  • Platinum rating achieved in BitC CR Index Platinum rating achieved in BitC CR Index

    We achieved Platinum in the Business in the Community Corporate Responsibility Index - find out more!

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