Coronavirus (COVID-19): Recycling and waste collections

Household waste and recycling collections:

Service status:

All recycling & waste collection services and cleansing services are currently running as normal.

Find out about our about our recycling and waste service.

If you think you might have Coronavirus and are self-isolating:

  • Please make sure that all personal waste (such as used tissues) and disposable cleaning cloths are stored securely within disposable rubbish bags
  • These bags should then be placed into another bag, tied securely and kept separate from other waste
  • This should be put aside for at least 72 hours before being put in your usual external household waste bin

Other household waste can be disposed of as normal.

Bin hygiene:

While our crews are using cleaning gels, gloves and are socially distancing, they are still recommending you wipe the handles of the wheeled bins before you take them back, as our teams handle many bins a day.

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Bulky waste collections:

For up to date details of restrictions on and changes to the bulky waste service and how to book a collection please see: 

  • Book a bulky waste collection

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Confidential waste collections:

For up to date details of restrictions on and changes to the confidential waste service and how to book a collection please see: 

  • Book a confidential waste collection

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Tips - Household Waste Recycling Sites:

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Please note that West Sussex County Council's Household Waste Recycling Sites (also known as HWRS, Amenity Sites, Civic Amenity Sites, Rubbish Dumps, Recycling Centres or Tips) across West Sussex have re-opened with some restrictions and safe distancing requirements.

For details of opening times, what is currently being accepted and restrictions in place please see:

See also our:

  • Tips / Household Waste Recycling Sites webpage

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