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Imberhorne Lane tip now open

1 March 2012

WEST Sussex County Council’s state-of-the-art Household Waste Recycling site in East Grinstead is now open for business.

Customers will be able to use the Imberhorne Lane site from 8am to 5pm from Monday to Friday, and from 9am to 5pm at weekends and on bank holidays.

During the summer months (1 April to 1 October) opening hours will be extended to 7pm.

The new site layout will make recycling and household waste disposal quicker, safer and more user-friendly.

Customers will also be able to recycle a wider variety of items at the revamped site, full details of which are available at: www.recycleforwestsussex.org. These include all types of waste electrical items, cardboard, green waste, textiles, household batteries and CDs.

The aim is for the site to recycle 80% of the household waste brought to the facility in line other redeveloped sites in West Sussex.

County Council Deputy leader Lionel Barnard, who has responsibility for waste issues, said: “This new site will meet the district’s recycling needs for years to come and further encourage people to recycle household waste, so reducing the amount of waste that goes into dustbins and ends up in expensive landfill.”

“The East Grinstead site is the last upgrade to the County Council’s Household Waste Recycling site programme which was started in 2004, and is part of a multi-million pound development project between the County Council and Viridor, our recycling contractors.”