Decision details

Recycling Centres Booking System Review ECC05 (21/22)

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Environment and Climate Change

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The County Council implemented a pilot booking system at the Recycling Centres from March 2021 in order to help manage demand for the service which, at certain times, had caused disruption to nearly residents, businesses and the road network. There was considered to be a risk around peak demand for the sites coinciding with the need for social distancing measures.


During the summer of 2021 the scheme met its principal objectives and has been largely popular with users. It was agreed the pilot system would be reviewed after six months of operation.


The Cabinet Member for Environment and Climate Change will be asked to authorise a public consultation exercise on the future of the booking system currently being piloted at six of the Recycling Centres.



The Cabinet Member for Environment and Climate Change has approved that:


1.  a public consultation is undertaken in respect of making the pilot booking system permanent at the Bognor, Crawley, Horsham, Littlehampton, Shoreham and Worthing Recycling Centres and extending the booking system to include the Burgess Hill Recycling Centre; and


2.  the consultation responses and any proposals for a permanent booking system will be considered by the Communities, Highways and Environment Scrutiny Committee prior to any further decision.  


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Publication date: 05/10/2021

Date of decision: 05/10/2021

Effective from: 15/10/2021

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