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Coronavirus: Waste and recycling service updates

Last updated: 11 May 9.00am

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.

Will our bins still be collected if staff are isolated?

We are doing all we can to maintain all front-line services including creating staff contingency where possible. Our priority will be to maintain a kerbside collection of bins and staff will be redeployed in order to maintain these services

My bin has not been collected today. What should I do?

Please visit the Report a missed bin collection page to report your collection as missed. Any delays with specific collections will be listed on the page.

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 open.

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

Want to reduce your waste? Get composting

For those of you who want to help reduce your waste even more than you already do, home compost bins are a great way to help reduce garden and food waste and also create great fertiliser for your garden.

During this uncertain time, now is a good opportunity to get a home compost bin and make a start with grass cuttings, weeds and maybe the odd egg shell or two.

West Sussex residents can also get a special rate on 220L or 330L compost bins.

For more waste reduction tips visit West Sussex Waste Prevention's website.

Mixed materials collections currently suspended

If you have mixed materials that you would like collected, for example building waste, 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.