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

  • 10 October 2014 From trashcan to catwalk - Veolia presents the Living Circular Dress!
    Veolia is helping to turn the circular economy into a reality by transforming trashcan to catwalk to create a stunning new dress from five huge sacks of around 50 recycled aluminum cans, 30 plastic bottles, 10 newspapers, 10 cardboard boxes and 50 tins.
  • 23 September 2014 Winter opening hours at Household Waste Recycling Sites
    Winter opening hours will soon be in place at the county’s Household Waste Recycling Sites, which are managed by Veolia in partnership with East Sussex County and Brighton & Hove City Council. The winter opening hours are in place to allow residents to make more use of the sites during daylight hours and to enable people who work from 9 to 5 to do their recycling before work.
  • 05 September 2014 Reduced hours for three Household Waste Recycling Sites
    Changes are being made to the days of the week that the Veolia operated Seaford, Forest Row and Wadhurst Household Waste Recycling Sites are open. From 6th October these sites will be open from Friday to Sunday. No changes to opening days are being made to other Household Waste Recycling Sites.
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