Recycling, rubbish and street cleaning
Service Update Friday 7 March
All our refuse crews are out working today on their scheduled rounds. We have extra staff assisting on some of the rounds and extra crews out to help with the excess waste from previous missed collections.
Collections are still outstanding from earlier this week in the Hollingdean and Ditchling Road areas. By the end of today we aim to have caught up with all outstanding collections from earlier this week. Prioritising these outstanding collections means however that we may not be able to collect all of today’s scheduled work.
If your rubbish has not been collected yet, please leave it outside for collection.There will be refuse and recycling crews out tomorrow to clear the remaining backlog. We are sorry for the delays to your service
Both communal rubbish vehicles are out working on their regular schedule. Communal recycling is also on schedule and they are also responding to reports of any overflowing containers.
Recycling collection day changes from Monday 24 February
Since Monday 24 February we’ve made changes to some recycling collections. If your collection day has changed you will have received a letter and a new calendar in the post. If you do not receive a letter your collection will remain the same.
We are sorry if you experience disruption to recycling collections while we make these changes. We are adjusting collections to improve the service and are working to get this done as quickly as possible.
New communal recycling service for city centre
Communal recycling is next being introduced to 64 streets in Central Hove, Goldsmid, and Brunswick & Adelaide wards from Monday 10 March. The last recycling box collection will be week beginning Monday 24 March. Find out where the bins are, what you can recycle, and how to use them.
Communal recycling is being introduced throughout the city centre from east Brighton to west Hove between Autumn 2013 and Spring 2014.
Check your collection day
Please check your collection days by entering your postcode or house number and street below, for example 'BN3 2LS' or '36 Your Road'
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.