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Waste & Recycling
Lewes District Council
Recycling Centre
20 North Street
Lewes
East Sussex
BN7 2PE

Tel: 01273 484999
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@lewes.gov.uk

Minicom 01273 484488

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Food and Refuse Collections

Food bin and refuse bagSearch for your food waste and refuse collection day, read a guide on how to report a missed bin and see changes to collections due to Bank Holidays.

We ask bins to be placed out for emptying before 6am on the day of collection but no earlier than the evening before.

Refuse bags containing food waste can become a target for pests, birds and vermin; our food waste collection service will help prevent this.  It is also unsightly for neighbours and the community.

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Easter Bank Holiday Collections

Normal refuse and food waste collections will take place until Friday, 11 April 2014 when the following changes will occur due to the Bank Holiday.

Scheduled Day Changed To
Monday, 14 April No change
Tuesday, 15 April * see below
Wednesday, 16 April * see below
Thursday, 17 April  * see below
Good Friday, 18 April Thursday, 17 April
Monday, 21 April Tuesday, 22 April
Tuesday, 22 April Wednsday, 23 April
Wednesday, 23 April Thursday, 24 April
Thursday, 24 April Friday, 25 April
Friday, 25 April Saturday, 26 April

 

* Please put bins out ONE DAY EARLY to allow collection one day earlier or on normal day, ie,. If Tuesday is your normal day, please put your bins out on Monday.

Normal collections will resume on Monday, 28 April 2014.

May Bank Holiday Collections

Normal refuse and food waste collections will take place until Friday, 2 May 2014 when the following changes will occur due to the Bank Holiday.

Scheduled Day Changed To
Monday, 5 May Tuesday, 6 May
Tuesday, 6 May Wednesday 7 May
Wednesday, 7 May Thursday, 8 May
Thursday, 8 May Friday, 9 May
Friday, 9 May Saturday, 10 May

 

Normal collections will resume on Monday, 12 May 2014.

Spring Bank Holiday Collections

Normal refuse and food waste collections will take place until Friday, 23 May 2014 when the following changes will occur due to the Bank Holiday.

Scheduled Day Changed To
Monday, 26 May Tuesday, 27 May
Tuesday, 27 May Wednesday 28 May
Wednesday, 28 May Thursday, 29 May
Thursday, 28 May Friday, 30 May
Friday, 30 May Saturday, 31 May

Normal collections will resume on Monday, 2 June 2014.

Please ensure that your refuse and food waste (if provided with a caddy) is put out by 6 am on the altered day of collection as stated above.

You can receive email alerts on future bank holiday changes by signing up to our newsletter.

Household Waste Recycling Sites (HWRS) 

If you require your household waste to be disposed of between collections you can take it to your local HWRS. Please visit East Sussex County Councilís website for more information on their HWRS opening times over the Bank Holiday period.

Missed Collections

If your food waste or refuse has been missed for collection, please see how to report it to us below:

Assisted Collections

If you are elderly, infirm or disabled and do not have any family members or friends who can help you to put out your rubbish, you can apply for an assisted collection.

This means our collection staff will be able to collect your waste from a location at your property that is more suitable for your situation, as normally your rubbish must be placed at the front boundary of your property for collection.

You can arrange an assisted waste collection by contacting us. One of our officers will then come to your property, assess your needs and, if you qualify, we would agree a collection place for your rubbish.

Discarded Items

If you are unsure of what can and can't be disposed of amongst your household waste, please refer to our pages covering