Christmas rubbish and recycling collections

PR2401/ED/ED - 21/12/2021

Mid Sussex District Council is reminding residents that there will be no change to rubbish and recycling collections over the Christmas and New Year period.

As Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day all fall on the weekend, Mid Sussex District Council can manage the disruption to collection schedules this year without the need to move any collection days.

Residents are advised to place their black lidded general waste bin and blue lidded recycling bin out for collection by 7am on their normal scheduled collection day throughout the festive period.

Householders can access personalised information about their collection days online by entering their postcode at

There will be no garden waste collections between Friday 24 December and Friday 7 January 2022. Garden waste collections will return to normal from Monday 10 January 2022.

Householders with a real Christmas tree can recycle it in their garden waste bin if the lid can be closed.  Alternatively there will be temporary sites where residents can drop off real Christmas trees for recycling. These sites will be open between Friday 31 December and Friday 14 January 2022 (inclusive) and locations can be found at

Christmas trees can also be disposed of at local Household Waste Recycling Centres. Residents can check opening hours for the festive period online at

For more information about festive rubbish and recycling collections visit, email or call 01444 477440.