Household waste collection service

We collect rubbish weekly from all households across Lewes and Eastbourne. For more information about how the service works in your area, choose your local council below.

How to dispose of other types of waste

There are several types of items which we cannot collect with your household rubbish. You can take extra rubbish and recycling to your local household waste recycling site. We offer separate collections for these items:

  • recycling

  • garden waste

  • bulky waste, such as furniture or large electrical appliances

  • clinical waste or sharps

Your rubbish collection is made from 6am on the same morning each week, with occasional changes due to public holidays. Please place your rubbish bin at the edge of your property or on the kerbside by 6am on your collection day.

Rubbish bag collections

If you do not use a bin or do not have space for one, we can collect rubbish bags from your kerbside. All rubbish must be put in bags and double-tied, as bags can be ripped open by seagulls, foxes, badgers and other animals, spreading the contents. This can pose a health risk to both residents and collection crews.

Put your rubbish bags as close as you safely can to the kerbside or roadside before 6am on your collection day. Please do not put it out any earlier than the evening before. 

Wheelie bins

If you have space to store one, you can you can buy a wheelie binfrom us.

Missed collections

We hold our waste and recycling service to a high standard, collecting at least 99.9% of all the bins in the district first time, and where the occasional collection is missed we are almost always able to return for it within two working days. Find out more and report missed collections online.

Your duty of care

Householders have a legal duty to dispose of their waste in a responsible manner. Failure to do so may result in a fixed penalty notice being served or a prosecution under Section 46 (Receptacles for Household Waste) of the Environmental Protection Act 1990.

Households in Eastbourne are provided with wheelie bins for their rubbish. 

When is my collection day?

Collections are made from 6am on the same morning each week. Please make sure that your bin is put out at the edge of your property by 6am on your collection day and that your rubbish is contained within the rubbish bin. Extra rubbish will not be collected but you can take it to your local household waste recycling site.

Missed collections

Please report any missed bin collections by 5pm the following working day.  Unfortunately we are unable to return to for missed collections reported later than this.

Flats and properties with communal bins

Please continue to use your bins as labelled.