Where do my Recycling and Rubbish Go?
You're careful to separate your recycling from your mixed rubbish and this page explains where it all goes.
Attention: schools, colleges, community groups
East Sussex County Council's waste disposal contractor, Veolia, can organise visits to the following facilities;
- Our Energy from Waste plant at Newhaven
- Our Composting Facility at Whitesmith
- A Materials Recycling Facility in Brighton
For further information see Veolia Site Tours [2Mb]
This is sent to the Newhaven Energy Recovery Facility which processes about half the household waste in the South Downs area.
That's approximately 210,000 tonnes of waste per year.
The facility converts waste unsuitable for recycling into over 16 megawatts of electrical energy - enough power to supply 25,000 homes. The electricity produced is then supplied to the National Grid.
This unit is operated by ESCC's waste disposal contractor Veolia.
For more information see Veolia