When will my bins be collected?

To find out when your bins are due for collection, enter your postcode below.

If you have signed up for our garden waste collection service you can also use this form to find your collection day.

Collection information

Place your bins at the edge of your property from 7am on collection day. Bin lids must be closed.

Recycling should be clean, dry, loose and not in bags. Find more details on our Recycling in Mid Sussex page.

Bin collection updates

Christmas and New Year collection changes

Changes to collection days over Christmas and the New Year
Normal Collection Date Festive Collection Date
Monday 24th December Saturday 22nd December
Tuesday 25th December Monday 24th December
Wednesday 26th December Thursday 27th December
Thursday 27th December Friday 28th December
Friday 28th December Saturday 29th December
Monday 31st December No Change
Tuesday 1st January 2019 Wednesday 2nd January
Wednesday 2nd January Thursday 3rd January
Thursday 3rd January Friday 4th January
Friday 4th January Saturday 5th January

Leaflet of collection changes

Missed bins

Report a missed bin online

Before you report a missed bin

If your rubbish, recycling or garden waste collection has been missed, please check the following:

  • Day - have you put your bins out on the right day? You can check the bin collection calendar above
  • Position - Are your bins at the edge of your property? Are they in a clearly visible location?
  • Container - Are you using bins provided by Mid Sussex District Council? If not your rubbish will not be collected
  • Time - were your bins ready for collection from 7am?

We won't collect if

  • Your rubbish, recycling or garden waste isn’t available to collect from 7am
  • Your recycling bin contains items we can’t recycle
  • Your bin is over-full
  • The road is blocked or access has been hindered in some way
  • The bin contains garden waste. Garden waste can be taken to a household tip, or we offer a Garden Waste collection service
  • The contents of your bin are stuck, due to freezing conditions or jammed material.

If you followed the above guidelines and your bins were still not collected, please fill in our online Missed Bin Collection form. This should be done as soon as possible.

Frozen garden bins

Frozen garden bins can be damaged by the waste and recycling collection lorry. If your bin freezes during very cold weather it may not be collected for safety reasons.

We will return later in the day if possible.

If we are unable to empty your bins we will return on the next scheduled collection day. Please read our Garden Waste Collection Service Terms and Conditions.

Contact us

Online Enquiry Form

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

Last updated: 15 November 2018