Issue 18 May 2020


Rubbish, recycling and garden waste collections

Thank you messagesThank you to everyone who has written a supportive note, waved from windows and left out biscuits for our bin men and women. They are doing a tremendous job in difficult circumstances to keep our Rubbish and Recycling collections going during this coronavirus pandemic and your goodwill means so much to them.

If you’d like to join in and show your support, here’s a link to a template poster on our website at

We had to pause our garden waste subscription service for a month during April and May but that service is now also operating normally once again.

We have worked hard to establish and introduce a range of new safety measures, including providing additional vehicles to further enable our crews to practice social distancing where possible, and to make sure we can safely collect increased volumes of household recycling and rubbish.

Our Bulky Waste Collections also resumed on Monday 18 May and you can book a collection online at

Thank you all for your patience during this difficult time.


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West Sussex County Council (WSCC) reopened Household Waste Recycling Sites (HWRS) across West Sussex on Monday 11th May.

Although the waste sites are open, WSCC is asking you to consider if your journey is absolutely essential before making the trip. 

From Monday 1st June, the range of items will be extended to include garden waste, general household waste, wood, cardboard, electrical items, bulky items, and furniture. The HWRS are currently unable to accept soil / hardcore, plasterboard, asbestos, tyres or textiles for the time being. ID will be required from all vehicles attending site

Vans and pickups will be permitted on the sites, but will need to display their WSCC permit to access the site. Trailers will continue to be rejected for the time being due to the operational changes made to sites.

Normal summer opening hours will be in operation. Once at the sites there will be certain measures in place for the safety of visitors and staff.

Please visit for more information on your local site.