Recycling, rubbish and street cleaning

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Service update Thursday 30 October

All crews are out on their scheduled rounds today. We also have two extra crews out collecting rubbish and recycling. The extra rubbish crew is in the Woodingdean/Coombe road area, the recycling crew is in the Whitehawk area. We apologise if you have been affected by the ongoing industrial action. If your rubbish and recycling has not been collected please leave your boxes and bins out and we will collect them as soon as we can. Please try to ensure that pavements are as clear as possible for neighbours to use.

We're very sorry for the ongoing disruption and the inconvenience it is causing to all residents. Find out more about the industrial action and get answers to some frequently asked questions.

We will continue to provide daily updates on this web page. More advice and information is also available on Facebook and Twitter

During the industrial action

  • household waste and recycling centres are open as normal and will accept separated waste and recycling. 
  • you can take recycling to any of the recycling points in the city.
  • city centre communal bins will continue to be emptied
  • street cleaning staff will be working as normal.

Again we apologise for the ongoing service disruption.

Out of hours emergency contact

An out of hours service operates for environmental emergencies. You can access this service between 5pm and 9am weekdays, and all day weekends and Bank Holidays. This service should not be used for non-emergency enquiries.

The telephone number for out of hours emergencies in Brighton & Hove is 01273 292229.