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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Recycling and waste collections

See also:

  • Garden waste: Garden Bin Collection Subscribers and Garden Sack Collection Users

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 collection:

Please note that bulky waste collections will currently only be made from outside the person's property due to the ongoing Coronavirus situation.

Also, any booked bulky waste collection items will need to be placed outside at least three days prior to us collecting it. This is the recommended time for the virus to die on a surface. If they are small items please ensure they are securely bagged and tied, or boxed up, to avoid them blowing down the road.

See also: Book a bulky waste collection

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Confidential waste collections:

Please note that we are not currently collecting confidential waste at the moment due to the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation.

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Tips - Household Waste Recycling Sites:

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 what is being accepted and when they are open please see:

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