Bin collection changes in Eastbourne due to the GMB Union strike

Due to the ongoing GMB Union strike and blockade of our depot, we regret to say there will be no refuse or recycling collections today on Monday 10 January and Friday 14 January.

If your refuse collection was missed due to strike action (31 Dec, 7 Jan, 10 Jan) or will be missed due to further strike action this Friday (14 Jan) please put your bin out on Tuesday 11 January, for collection Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. Our crew will catch up on your collections this week.

If you have a scheduled refuse collection this week on (Tuesday to Thursday) please leave your bin out as usual.

All recycling collections have been suspended this week so we can prioritise missed and scheduled refuse collections. 

While recycling services are suspended, to help deal with any build-up of recycling at your home please flatten boxes, squash plastic bottles and keep any paper and cardboard dry. 

If the GMB Union take further strike action next week there will be no refuse or recycling collections at all in Eastbourne from Monday 17 January to Friday 21 January. 

We are extremely sorry for the disruption and distress the GMB Union strike is causing the residents of Eastbourne. 

For the latest statement on the ongoing situation please visit