Bulky waste collections for Lewes district are paused during May
We are pausing Lewes district's bulky waste service while we review aspects of the service. Bulky waste collections will resume as normal on Thursday 6 June and Friday 7 June.
While the service is paused you can still recycle your bulky waste items through Freecycle or Freegle, and you can still take items to your local household waste recycling site. If you choose to use a private waste company, remember to check that they are licensed as a waste carrier. You have a legal duty to ensure that your waste is properly disposed of, and if you use an unlicensed waste carrier you could be committing an offence. You can check whether a waste company is licensed on the the Environment Agency's public register of waste carriers, brokers, and dealers.
This chargeable service is for the collection and disposal of furniture, electrical appliances, white goods, bicycles, rugs, garden furniture and other household items. We cannot collect any of the following:
- asbestos, plasterboard, rubble, hardcore or soil
- carpets or underlay
- kitchen or bathroom units or large fixtures
- gas bottles or fire extinguishers
- tyres, car parts or car batteries
- parts of fences, sheds or decking
Any items we're unable to take can be disposed of at your local household waste recycling site (tip). Please check directly with the tip to make sure they can dispose of any hazardous material.
Bulky waste collections are on a Thursday and Friday every fortnight.
On the Thursdays we collect in the South of the district:
- All coastal towns: Seaford, Newhaven, Peacehaven, Telscombe Cliffs and Saltdean
- Rural areas: South Heighton, South Ease, Firle, Piddinghoe, Rodmell, Iford and Kingston
On the Fridays we collect in the North of the district:
- Lewes, Ringmer, Glynde, Barcombe, Wivelsfield Green, Newick, North and South Chailey, Falmer, Ditchling, Plumpton, Streat, Westmeston, Hamsey, Offham
Please note that fridges and freezers are charged for separately and cannot be included as part of the 1 to 5 items or 6 to 10 items charge. This is because they have to be disposed of specially.
Domestic bulky waste collection charges
|Bulky waste for collection ||Charge |
|1 to 5 items ||£55 |
|6 to 10 items ||£85 |
|1 fridge ||£40 |
|1 freezer ||£40 |
|1 combined fridge/freezer unit ||£40 |
All items must be easily accessible at the front of your property. We cannot collect from inside your property, garage or from the rear of the property.
We reserve the right not to collect and to re-quote for the collection. This may happen if the items are not as described. You do not have to go ahead with a re-quote - in which case we will refund your money. Any quote you receive will be valid for 30 days, after which we will remove it from our records.
Arrange a bulky waste collection
There are no bulky waste collections during May, the next bulky waste collections will be Thursday 6 June and Friday 7 June. To book a collection for your bulky waste please contact the Customer First team on 01273 471600.