Issue 11, January 2018


Changes to rubbish and recycling collections

Rubbish and Recycling truckWith new homes being built in Mid Sussex we are experiencing a much greater demand for our rubbish and recycling collections.

We have introduced an additional rubbish and recycling lorry to enable us to carry out all the required collections but we also need to make some changes to our existing rubbish and recycling collection arrangements. 

For some residents this will mean their rubbish and collection days will change or their rubbish and recycling collection weeks will swap. The first round of changes, which will affect 2,368 properties, started on 29 January 2018.

If your rubbish and recycling collections are set to change weeks then you will be asked to leave out both bins for a special one off collection. The rubbish and recycling will be collected on the same day by different vehicles so waste remains separated. This transition week will mean that no one will be required to wait 3 weeks between collections.

We are writing to all of the affected households to make sure you know exactly what will change and what you need to do.

The letters will contain the following:

  • Details of your last collection day under the existing collection arrangements
  • The date to put out both bins if the change requires it
  • Details of your next two collections after the change
  • The date when the online collection calendar will be updated with the new collection scheduled

We are planning to make further round changes for approximately15,000 households in March and April.

If you have any questions about our changes to rubbish and recycling collection days then please contact our Customer Services Team on 01444 477440 or email


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