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Wheelie bins

Changes to bin collections days from 4 March and new refuse wheelie bins in Lewes district

Household waste collection service

In Eastbourne we collect your refuse from your property boundary every fortnight from 6am. Across Lewes district we collect your refuse from your property boundary every week from 6am.

How to dispose of other types of waste

We cannot accept any type of Hazardous Waste in your household rubbish. If you have a lot of rubbish, you can take the extra to your local https://www.eastsussex.gov.uk/rubbish-recycling/household-waste-recycling-sites. We offer separate collections for these types of waste:

Household waste collection service - Lewes District Council

We will collect your refuse from 6am on the same morning each week, with occasional changes due to public holidays.

Wheelie bins for refuse - coming in early 2024

Starting in February 2024, we will introduce wheelie bin refuse collections across the district. 

The wheelie bins will be free and you will have a choice of three different bin options, including an easier to manoeuvre 140-litre slim-line bin or a gull-proof sack for residents with limited space or narrow pavements outside their home.

If you already have a Lewes District Council-issued refuse wheelie bin, you are welcome to keep using it and you do not need to do anything.

In February we will also send all homes a paper calendar showing recycling, refuse and food waste collections for the coming 12 months.

Find out more about the roll-out of wheelie bins in Lewes district

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.

Household waste collection service - Eastbourne Borough Council

Households in Eastbourne are provided with a wheelie bin for their refuse. Extra refuse will not be collected but you can take it to your local household waste recycling site.

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.