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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Latest information and advice for residents and businesses in Horsham District.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Last updated: 26 March 11am

Are bins still being collected?

Yes. The Council’s household bin collections are currently taking place as normal. We are continuing to monitor the situation, along with government guidance.

If I have coronavirus symptoms, what do I do with my rubbish?

Waste from households with possible cases of coronavirus (COVID-19), or from cleaning of areas where possible cases have been (including disposable cloths and tissues), should be dealt with as follows:

  • Place all waste in a plastic rubbish bag and tie it when full.
  • The plastic bag should then be placed in a second bin bag and tied.
  • The bag should be put in a suitable and secure place, away from children, for 72 hours
  • After waste has been stored for 72 hours it can be placed in the normal general waste bin

You should not put your waste in communal waste areas until negative test results are known or the waste has been stored for at least 72 hours.

Household Waste Recycling Sites

All Household Waste Recycling Sites are closed until further notice.

The Household Waste Recycling Sites are run by West Sussex County Council. Please visit the West Sussex Waste website for further details.

Mixed materials collections

If you have mixed materials that you would like collected, for example building waste or items that do not fit into the single item list above, members of our team will need to come out and price up your materials. This is also known as a supervised collection.

The mixed materials collection service is currently suspended.