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Waste & Recycling
Lewes District Council
Southover House
Southover Road
East Sussex

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Due to a minor incident with our kerbside recycling collection vehicle this morning, the residents in the Barcombe area may need to leave their kerbside boxes out for another day. We will endeavour to collect it by the end of this week.

We apologise for the inconvenience caused.

New online form for residents requiring assisted collection for refuse or kerbside recycling.

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.

Please enter your street name and town and then click on Search. You do not need to use ' when typing in the details.

Christmas and New Year Holiday Collections

Normal refuse and food waste collections will take place until Friday, 19 December 2014 when the following changes will occur due to the Bank Holidays.

Scheduled Day Changed To
Monday, 22 December 2014 Normal collections
Tuesday, 23 December 2014 Normal collections
Wednesday, 24 December 2014 Normal collections
Thursday, 25 December 2014 Friday, 2 January 2015
Friday, 26 December 2014 Saturday, 3 January 2015
Monday, 29 December 2014 Normal collections
Tuesday, 30 December 2014 Normal collections
Wednesday, 31 December 2014 Normal collections
Thursday, 1 January 2015 Friday, 2 January 2015
Friday, 2 January 2015 Saturday, 3 January 2015

Normal collections will resume on Monday, 5 January 2015.

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 refuse or kerbside recycling or both, you can apply for an assisted collection online.

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.

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