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

Tel: 01273 484999
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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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 on 01273 484999. 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