Recycling, rubbish and street cleaning

Friday 20 April

Delays to rubbish collections

There are delays to some kerbside rubbish collections in the city today. The areas affected include Hangleton and West Hove, Withdean, Westdene, London Road, Dyke Road, Hollingbury, Patcham, Moulsecoomb and Bevendean. Communal refuse collections from some residential properties in the centre of Brighton and Hove will also be affected. These delays are a result of operational issues which we are working hard to resolve.

If your collection has been missed, please leave your containers out and we will attend as soon as possible. Additional resources are being allocated where we can to assist with this.

Crews are also continuing to catch up with communal recycling from some residential properties and with glass collections which were delayed earlier in the week.

Missed garden waste collections

We are aware that some garden collections were not completed yesterday. We will collect these this week.

We are looking to make some changes to garden waste collections within the next few weeks which will resolve these issues in future. We will write to you if you are affected by these changes.

On-street recycling and bins

Glass collections are still affected by delay from earlier in the week but crews are working hard to catch up.

Contacting us

We're currently experiencing high demand on the phone, with a possible wait of 15 minutes.

If you're trying to call, please consider using one of our online forms. You can use these to advise us of missed collections, report overflowing communal bins, check your collection day, request new waste containers or request a street clean.

If you have already called to report your missed collection, please be assured we are looking into it. Multiple calls, email and online reports about the same issue will delay our response to you and to other people.

We are sorry for the inconvenience any of the above issues are causing.

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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.