Communal recycling in the city centre

Your communal recycling service

Communal Recycling binWorking with local residents in 2011 we proposed a new recycling service to make it easier and more convenient for city centre households to recycle. Rather than a weekly or fortnightly recycling box collection residents could take their recycling to a nearby shared communal bin, little and often, whenever convenient.

Where are the communal recycling bins?

Where possible, we have tried to ensure that:

  • the bins are next to the existing communal refuse bins so they avoid taking up parking spaces
  • they are away from windows on residential properties
  • there is sufficient access for pedestrians and collection vehicles

We have also made sure that they do not cause safety and other transport issues.

Find your nearest communal recycling bin

Step 1 - Find out which zone your  household is in on our communal bin area map (PDF 3.51mb)  Zoom in to your street.

Step 2 - In the table below you can find the latest maps for your area. 

Communal recycling bins

New bin location maps

Original proposed bin locations

St Peters and N.Laine (PDF 2.52mb)

St Peters and N Laine (PDF 1.72mb)

Regency 1 (PDF 2.13mb)

Regency 1 (PDF 1.59mb)

Goldsmid 2 (PDF 2.27mb)

Goldsmid 2 (PDF 1.59mb)

Brunswick & Adelaide (PDF 1.81mb)

Brunswick & Adelaide (PDF 1.85mb)

Central Hove 3 (PDF 2 MB)

Central Hove 3 (PDF 798kb)

Central Hove 2 (PDF 2.31mb)

Central Hove 2 (PDF 1.52mb)

Goldsmid 1 (PDF 2.34mb)

Goldsmid 1 (PDF 1.44mb)

Brunswick & Adelaide and Goldsmid (PDF 2.24mb)

Brunswick & Adelaide and Goldsmid (PDF 1.46mb)

London Road (PDF 3.35mb)

London Road (PDF 871kb)

Queens Park 2 (PDF 1.91mb)

Queens Park 2 (PDF 1.63mb)

Rottingdean Coastal (PDF 3mb)

Rottingdean Coastal (PDF 1.25mb)

Queens Park 1 (PDF 837kb)

Queens Park 1 (PDF 839kb)

East Brighton & Queens Park (PDF 3mb)

East Brighton & Queens Park (PDF 1.33mb)

East Brighton (PDF 1.6mb)

East Brighton (PDF 1.65mb)

Regency (PDF 2mb)

Regency (PDF 736kb)

Regency & North Laine (PDF 3.1mb)

Regency & North Laine 2 (PDF 1.40mb)

I've got some questions

How many properties are included in the area?

Approximately 37,000.

paper and card recycling factsI don’t currently have a recycling collection at all, can I use the new recycling bins?

Yes.

How often are the communal recycling bins be emptied?

This will depend on how full they get but will be a minimum of three times per week.

Project background

Why we did it

Recycling rates in the city centre were very poor and, while most residents had weekly collections, only a small percentage of people were actually recycling. Many of you couldn't store boxes in your property - as a result a high number of boxes are left out on the street all the time collecting litter and blocking access on the pavement.

Working with local residents and community groups, we proposed a new recycling service. Rather than a weekly or fortnightly recycling box collection residents could take their recycling to a nearby shared communal bin, little and often, whenever convenient.

 

Recycling facts

Read the full consultation report (PDF 549KB)