Sign up to the Adur and Worthing app to keep track of your bin collections

Released: Thursday, 14 December 2023

Adur and Worthing residents can download an app to make it easier to keep track of when their bins will be emptied over Christmas and through 2024.

The free Adur & Worthing Councils app can be downloaded from our website and shows changes to waste and recycling collections. It also explains exactly what can and can't be recycled at home and features easy-to-use forms to report fly-tipping and missed collections: download the Adur & Worthing Councils services mobile app.

We will be closing our doors to customers for Christmas at 3pm on Friday 22nd December 2023 and won't be reopening them until 9am on Tuesday 2nd January 2024.

There will be no council services available between those times at Worthing Town Hall, Portland House and the Shoreham Centre. The phone lines will also be closed at this time, although residents can call 07713 889128 for support in an emergency.

Our partners are operating at different times but you can check their opening hours on the websites of Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB), Community Works and Turning Tides.

There will be no recycling and waste collections on Christmas Day, Boxing Day or New Year's Day, but our teams will be out every other day midweek over the festive period.

The three bank holidays will mean that the collection days for every address will change, but residents can check exactly when their bins will be emptied by visiting our check your bin collection day page or by downloading the Adur & Worthing Councils app.

In recognition of the fact that there is extra rubbish produced over Christmas, our waste teams will collect a reasonable amount of side waste that residents leave out next to their bins until Wednesday 10th January 2024.

Commercial waste teams will be working every weekday and Saturday over the festive period other than Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

The last garden waste collections of 2023 will be on Friday 22nd December. The service will then resume on Thursday 11th January 2024.

We will also collect real Christmas trees left out with the bins from Thursday 11th January 2024.

For more information about Christmas opening times and collections see:


Access council services on the go - Adur & Worthing Councils app available to download


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Page last updated: 17 June 2024

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