We provide rubbish and recycling collections to residents living in all types of accommodation. This means you may share your waste and recycled bins with others if you live in a:

  • Flat above a shop
  • Block of flats
  • Communal home

The size of the bin you use may be different because of the type of home you live in. Please take a look at our leaflet on Rubbish and recycling for flats and communal living for more information.

Flats above shops

Wheelie-bins

Wheelie-bins can be used if there is enough space for them on the ground. Do not put bins on the road. You must also have permission from the landowner.

Blue-bag landfill waste collection

If there is no space for wheelie-bins you may be provided with blue-bag landfill collection bags for general rubbish and a recycling box.

Please take a look at our bin collection page for more information on rubbish and recycling waste collection.

I am running out of bags - where can I get more?

Please contact us.

Blocks of flats/communal homes

If you live in a block of flats or a communal home it is likely that you will use a communal bin. The size and number of bins will depend on the space available. Bins should be kept within a bin store or a special bin area within the property boundary.

Your landlord, managing agent or housing association should tell you where your bins are located when you move in.

Communal bins are used in the same way as other bins. Please take a look at our bin collection page for more information on rubbish and recycling waste collection.

Please note that some communal homes do not have recycling bins due to lack of space. If you live in a flat that doesn't have recycling bins you can recycle at local bring sites across Mid Sussex.

Contact us

Online Enquiry Form

Waste Management Team
Tel: 01444-477440
Email: wastematters@midsussex.gov.uk

Last updated: 02 March 2018