Your black bin is for non-recyclable household rubbish only (those items that cannot be recycled or composted). Please do not overfill your rubbish bin and keep the lid closed at all times.

It is commonly used for:

  • Nappies
  • Cooked food waste
  • Pet waste
  • Non-recyclable packaging
Please DO NOT put the following items in your household rubbish bin. These should be disposed of responsibly using the links below or download our handy information leaflet for further information. 
  • Hazardous waste (these items can put human health or the environment at risk). This includes items such as asbestos, batteries, chemicals, paints, solvents and fluorescent bulbs. Please take these items to a Household Waste Recycling Site.
  • Medical waste such as syringes, stoma bags, epi-pens and dressings. These require a special clinical waste collection.
  • DIY waste including paint tins, tiles, bricks and rubble can be taken to a Household Waste Recycling Site.
  • Textiles, clothes and shoes can be taken to a local charity shop, bring bank or one of the Household Waste Recycling Sites. You can find details of your nearest site using the Recycling Locator
  • Electrical items such as kettles, toasters, electric toothbrushes, TV’s and games consoles should all be taken for recycling at your local Household Waste Recycling Site.
  • Garden waste can be taken to a Household Waste Recycling Site or subscribe to our kerbside garden waste collection service
  • Business waste is not currently collected by Mid Sussex District Council. If you have waste as a result of your business you will need to dispose of it separately. You can find local registered waste carriers using the search facility on the public register maintained by the Environment Agency who regulate waste carriers through a licensing system.
  • Bulky waste (those household items you would typically take with you if moving home) can be disposed of using our Bulky Waste Collection Service for a small fee. Visit our bulky waste collection page for further details.

Download our handy information leaflet for further information and also visit our community recycling page for alternative local recycling options for many household items.

Last updated: 11 September 2020