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Bins, waste and recycling

Rubbish, waste, bin and recycling services for the Lewes district and borough of Eastbourne

This page covers services for both councils. If you have chosen to access information from your own council only, selecting one of the services below will take you to information for that council.

Rollout of wheelie bins for refuse in Lewes district

We are introducing wheelie bins for refuse in phases across the district from spring and summer 2024. If you would like a particular type of bin you can order one or let us know if you have an old bin you'd like us to take away.

A-Z of Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

You can find how to reduce your waste, reuse items and how to recycle them. If something can't be recycled, we'll tell you how best to dispose of it instead.

When is my bin collection day?

Find out when your bins are collected and download a copy of your collection calendar

Report a missed bin collection

Check when you can report a missed bin collection to us

Garden waste

Sign up and pay for a Garden Waste collection

What can I put in my bin?

We encourage you to recycle as much as you can in the recycling bins we provide.

Voucher for reusable nappies, wipes and sanitary products

Lewes District Council teamed up with Cheeky Wipes to provide £50 vouchers to Lewes district residents to help them make the swap to reusable products.

New and replacement bins

Find out how to order a replacement waste, recycling or garden waste bin

Household waste collection service

Find out what waste services we offer to residents

Recycling calendars

Download your waste and recycling collection calendars

Household waste recycling sites

Our local household waste recycling sites (or tips) are run by East Sussex County Council.

Recycling points and bring sites

Find out what you can recycle locally

Bulky waste

Find out how you can dispose of large items responsibly

Food waste scheme

Lewes district residents can find out about the scheme and how to join.

Trade waste

Find out what commercial waste services are available

Assisted collection

If you have difficulty putting your bins out on collection day, you may be eligible for assistance

Clinical waste collection

We offer a free collection service for households who need to dispose of clinical and medical waste

Litter Picking

Help keep your local area clean and free from litter by volunteering and getting involved.

Sharps collections

We offer a free collection service for households who need to dispose of used and unused sharps

Hazardous waste

Find out how to dispose of items safely that cannot go in your household bins