Have your say on Recycling Centre trial booking system

West Sussex County Council has launched a six-week consultation today 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 (RCs) since April 2021.

The scheme has greatly reduced waiting times and disruption at peak periods to residents, businesses, and the highway network – which suffered because of traffic tailbacks and queuing vehicles.

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

Prior to the scheme, it was not uncommon to have vehicles waiting to enter some Recycling Centres for 45 minutes and sometimes this was extended to 90 minutes during peak periods.

The system has proved popular with over 420,000 customers booking a recycling slot in advance since the trails began.

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 – including the finer detail – 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.”

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.

You can take part in the Book to Recycle consultation and share your views by visiting www.westsussex.gov.uk/recyclingcentrebooking

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

WSCC update – A24 Southwater Bypass inc Hop Oast and Pollards Hill Roundabouts

West Sussex County Council’s (WSCC) plan to complete the resurfacing at A24 Hop Oast roundabout has been further delayed due to other works being carried out on the diversion route. As such, Hop Oast roundabout will remain open to all traffic on the 11th & 12th November.

At present, WSCC have not received confirmation from their Contractor of the revised programme dates for the completion of this scheme, but an update will be provided, once the necessary permits have been put in place.

Road Closure – A264 Crawley Road between Roffey Roundabout, North Horsham and Crawley Road Roundabout, Colgate (inc Faygate Roundabout) – update 4

Sections of the A264 Crawley Rd between Roffey Roundabout, North Horsham and Crawley Road Roundabout, Colgate (inc Faygate Roundabout), will be closed in phases as detailed below for carriageway resurfacing. An alternative route for traffic will be sign posted.  Please note that these works are weather dependant

Road NameLocationDateTime of Closure
A264 Crawley Road (eastbound)Faygate Roundabout, Faygate to Crawley Road Roundabout, Colgate25/10/2021 to 27/10/2021Completed
A264 Crawley Road (westbound)Crawley Road Roundabout, Colgate to Faygate Roundabout, Faygate28/10/2021 to 01/11/2021Completed
A264 Faygate Roundabout inc all approaches and departures (e.g. Tower Road and Faygate Lane)– A264 Roffey Roundabout to A264 Crawley Road Roundabout, Colgate (eastbound and westbound)
– Tower Road approach to roundabout
– Faygate Lane approach to roundabout
02/11/2021 to 10/11/2021Mon – Fri 20:00 to 06:00

Road Closure – A264 Crawley Road between Roffey Roundabout, North Horsham and Crawley Road Roundabout, Colgate (inc Faygate Roundabout) – update 3

Sections of the A264 Crawley Rd between Roffey Roundabout, North Horsham and Crawley Road Roundabout, Colgate (inc Faygate Roundabout), will be closed in phases as detailed below for carriageway resurfacing. An alternative route for traffic will be sign posted.  Please note that these works are weather dependant

Road NameLocationDateTime of Closure
A264 Crawley Road (eastbound)Faygate Roundabout, Faygate to Crawley Road Roundabout, Colgate25/10/2021 to 27/10/2021Mon – Fri 20:00 to 06:00
A264 Crawley Road (westbound)Crawley Road Roundabout, Colgate to Faygate Roundabout, Faygate28/10/2021 to 01/11/2021Mon – Fri 20:00 to 06:00
A264 Faygate Roundabout inc all approaches and departures (e.g. Tower Road and Faygate Lane)– A264 Roffey Roundabout to A264 Crawley Road Roundabout, Colgate (eastbound and westbound)
– Tower Road approach to roundabout
– Faygate Lane approach to roundabout
02/11/2021 to 05/11/2021Mon – Fri 20:00 to 06:00

Road Closure – A264 Crawley Road between Roffey Roundabout, North Horsham and Crawley Road Roundabout, Colgate (inc Faygate Roundabout) – update 2

Sections of the A264 Crawley Rd between Roffey Roundabout, North Horsham and Crawley Road Roundabout, Colgate (inc Faygate Roundabout), will be closed in phases as detailed below for carriageway resurfacing. An alternative route for traffic will be sign posted.  Please note that these works are weather dependant

Road NameLocationDateTime of Closure
A264 Crawley Road (eastbound)Faygate Roundabout, Faygate to Crawley Road Roundabout, Colgate22/10/2021 to 26/10/2021Mon – Fri 20:00 to 06:00
A264 Crawley Road (westbound)Crawley Road Roundabout, Colgate to Faygate Roundabout, Faygate27/10/2021 to 29/10/2021Mon – Fri 20:00 to 06:00
A264 Faygate Roundabout inc all approaches and departures (e.g. Tower Road and Faygate Lane)– A264 Roffey Roundabout to A264 Crawley Road Roundabout, Colgate (eastbound and westbound)
– Tower Road approach to roundabout
– Faygate Lane approach to roundabout
01/11/2021 to 05/11/2021Mon – Fri 20:00 to 06:00