Maresfield tip re-opens: Your essential guide to times/restrictions

The Maresfield tip is re-opening but times are limited and restrictions will be in place.

In other parts of the country, the re-opening of household waste recycling sites (HWRS) has seen long queues of cars waiting to get into the site.

East Sussex County Council said: “Only visit a site if you cannot safely store your items at home for a future date. We expect sites to be very busy.”

The Maresfield site, on the outskirts of Uckfield, off the A272, re-opens at 10am today (May 18) along with other HWRS in East Sussex.

The ten HWRS closed in late March amid the Covid-19 outbreak, to ensure the safety of staff and residents.

Residents are warned that the service will be restricted and encouraged to only travel to a site if absolutely necessary.

What times will the site be open?

The Maresfield site will be open every day 10am to 4pm, including bank holidays.

What are the rules?

The number of parking bays will be limited to maintain social distancing of two metres.

Only one person will be allowed to use the access ramps at any one time.

Staff will not be able to assist with unloading.

Any other restrictions at the Maresfield tip?

  • Only cars will be allowed
  • No trailers
  • No over-sized vehicles.
  • The re-use shop will remain closed
  •  No chargeable waste will be accepted –  that’s plasterboard, bonded asbestos, tyres, hardcore and soil.

East Sussex County Council said arrangements at each HWRS, and the impact on the road network, will be constantly monitored and changes made if necessary.

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