Recycling Centre trial booking system – 2021 deadline

book to recycle booking system

Book to Recycle

West Sussex County Council has launched a six-week consultation to seek views on whether a booking system at selected Recycling Centres should be made permanent.

A trial booking system – Book to Recycle – has been in place at Bognor Regis, Crawley, Horsham, Littlehampton, Shoreham-by-Sea and Worthing Recycling Centres since April 2021. The scheme has greatly reduced waiting times and disruption at peak periods to residents, businesses, and the highway network.

A consultation has been launched on the proposal to operate the booking system on a permanent basis at the six trial sites, as well as extend to include Burgess Hill Recycling Centre.

Residents are allowed a total of five trips each calendar month. Currently, slots are available up to 14 days in advance but must be booked by the day before.

Deborah Urquhart

Deborah Urquhart, West Sussex County Council Cabinet Member for Environment and Climate Change said: “We’re always looking for ways to improve services at Recycling Centres to make it easier to do the right thing with waste.

“Feedback so far tells us that customers love being able to recycle without enduring a long delay at busy periods. We want to ensure residents have their say on the proposals and tell us exactly what they think. I urge as many people as possible to respond to the consultation and let us know if the scheme should be made permanent.”

Trial booking system voting deadline

The deadline for members of the public to respond is 21 December 2021.

To take part in the Book to Recycle consultation and share views, visit


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