Christmas and New Year refuse and recycling 2016


Collection days are not changing this Christmas, so please put out your refuse and recycling on your usual day.

Brighton & Hove City Council has agreed to allow the city’s waste transfer station and recycling facility at Hollingdean depot to open over the festive period.

This means refuse and recycling will be collected on all weekdays over Christmas and New Year, including Monday 26 December, Tuesday 27 December and Monday 2 January.

If you need to check your collection day, you can find the information online. Just visit and out in your postcode.

As part of our budget savings, we will not be mailing out refuse and recycling calendars this year. If you would like a copy you can either print one from the website, download one at your local library or call 01273 292929 and we will send one to you.

Not printing and posting out calendars is saving taxpayers around £25,000.


Recycling at Christmas

Food and drink

Plastic bottles can go straight into your recycling box or bin, but remember to give them a quick rinse them and remove any plastic tops or lids.

Drinks cans, food tins and glass bottles and jars can also go in your recycling box or bin along with egg boxes, cardboard sleeves for food packaging and all tin biscuit boxes. Remember to keep your glass in a separate recycling box or bag so it doesn’t contaminate the other materials.

Wrapping paper and cardboard

Please only recycle wrapping paper - foil or paper covered in glitter can’t be recycled.

Flatten any cardboard boxes and paper bags to make space in your recycling bins and boxes. You can also visit a community recycling point or one of the city's two recycling centres.

Christmas trees

Christmas tree recycling sites across the city will be open between January 2 and January 14.

To find your nearest site visit: