Decision details

Policy relating to use of vans and cashless transactions at East Sussex County Council Household Waste Recycling Sites

Decision Maker: Lead Member for Transport and Environment

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Following the Covid-19 shutdown of the HWRS network in 2020, sites reopened with slightly amended changes to access arrangements for vans and how Non-Household Waste deposits can be charged for. In order to improve the throughput at sites, Vans were (and continue to be) restricted to 3 days per weeks and electronic only payment was introduced for non-household waste in order to reduce contact between residents and site staff. Lead Member is asked to consider these two aspects of HWRS usage and consider if they would like to revert to the pre-Covid-19 shutdown policies or adopt the new policies. 


35.1     The Lead Member considered a report by the Director of Communities, Economy and Transport.




35.2     The Lead Member RESOLVED to:


(1) Approve continuing restricting vans and oversize vehicle access to Household Waste Recycling Sites (HWRS) to Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays only; and


(2)  Approve all HWRS continue with cashless transactions for non-household waste which includes hardcore, soil, plasterboard, asbestos, and tyres.




35.3     Restricting vans and oversize vehicle access to HWRS to Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays only will allow more thorough Trade Waste checks to be carried out.


35.4     Removing the option of paying by cash at non-franchised sites provides a number of benefits including that it removes the cost to East Sussex County Council of paying for the secure transport of cash takings and provides full electronic documentation of all transactions which is helpful concerning regulated activities such as waste disposal.

Report author: Anthony Pope

Publication date: 21/11/2022

Date of decision: 21/11/2022

Decided at meeting: 21/11/2022 - Lead Member for Transport and Environment

Effective from: 26/11/2022

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