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Recycling, rubbish and street cleaning

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Service update Thursday 23 October

All crews are out on their scheduled rounds today. We also have some extra crews prioritising the areas which have been waiting the longest for rubbish collections due to the industrial action. The extra crews are collecting in areas including Patcham, Woodingdean and Rottingdean. Cityclean drivers were on strike on 16, 17 and 20 October. If we missed your rubbish and recycling collection on any of these days, we probably won't be able to return until your next scheduled collection day. If your refuse and recycling is left out, please make sure pavements remain passable.

We're very sorry for the ongoing disruption and the inconvenience it is causing to all residents. Follow this link for more information on the background to the industrial action and 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.