Household waste and recycling collection

We operate an alternate weekly waste and recycling collection service. To see when your collection it due, please see our Waste and recycling collection dates. Most properties are required to use two wheeled bins, a burgundy bin for recycling and a black bin for residual waste. The council also operates a chargeable garden waste collection service for cuttings using a green wheeled bin collected fortnightly. You can find out more about our services by downloading the leaflet:

Report a missed bin

Use this form to tell us if your bin was not collected on its normal collection day. You can check your collection calendar online to see which bin was due for collection. Once reported we will investigate the missed collection and get back to you. In the meantime, please leave your bin out in its usual place for collection.

Burgundy wheeled recycling bin

Please place all your recyclables in the bin. For a list of what you can recycle, see our Recycling advice page or see the Recycling for West Sussex  website.

Black wheeled rubbish bin

  • Provided for the leftover rubbish that cannot be recycled or composted.
  • It is not for garden waste, rubble, bulky items, corrosive materials/liquids or hot ashes. Empty paint tins only can be placed in the black bin. Tins containing paint should be taken to the local household waste and recycling site.
  • Please do not overfill your waste bin; the lid should be closed at all times.
  • We will collect additional general waste that cannot fit inside the black bin if it is contained in a biodegradable Council excess waste sack. Waste contained in other bags around the bin will not be taken away. Council sacks cost 60p each and they should be placed next to your black bin on the general waste collection day.
  • General waste that will not fit into the black bin can also be disposed of at the nearest Household Waste Recycling Site

Council excess waste sacks can be purchased at the following locations:

  • East Pallant House, East Street, Chichester, PO19 1TY
  • Selsey Town Council, High Street, Selsey. PO20 0RB
  • The Grange, Bepton Road, Midhurst, GU29 9HD

Collection points

The collection point for your bins is just inside your property boundary at the nearest point to the public highway/road. All wheeled bins should be placed by 7am on the morning of collection.

Where properties are unsuitable for wheeled bins, alternative arrangements can be made.

Bin charges

For individual properties there is a charge for the provision of new or replacement bins. If you receive Council Tax benefit you are eligible for a 20% discount. Please provide your benefit reference number.

The prices include delivery and are as follows:

New bin charges
Bin SizeStandard Cost20% Discounted CostBin dimensions
140 litre (suitable for 1-2 people)£31.50£25.20106cm (H) 55cm (D) 48cm (W)
240 litre (standard bin)£35.00£28.00107cm (H) 72cm (D) 58cm (W)
360 litre (for 5 or more people and only available by prior arrangement)£53.00£42.40110cm (H) 86cm (D) 62cm (W)

Where residents share communal facilities the resident association, management company or equivalent will be required to purchase specified containers.

Bins are the property of the resident. Care should be taken to ensure they are safe from theft or misuse by others. We cannot be held responsible for their loss unless damaged or destroyed by the refuse freighter.

To arrange payment and delivery of bins please contact us.

Apply for a large (360 litre) waste bin

New or replacement 360 litre waste bins are only available for properties with 5 or more people and by application only.

You do not need to fill in this form for a large (360 litre) recycling bin. These are available for properties with any number of residents.

If you would like to discuss your existing recycling bin capacity, please call our contact centre on 01243 785 166.

Assisted collection

If you are elderly or disabled and find it hard to take your waste and recycling to your property boundary, please contact us or fill in the Assisted Collection Application Form.