Waste collections suspended on Monday 19 September 2022

Due to the bank holiday for the State Funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, all scheduled collections of household waste, recycling and garden waste will be suspended on Monday 19 September.

We kindly ask that you keep hold of your waste or recycling until your next fortnightly collection (Monday 3 October). Excess waste will be accepted and can be placed in a bag next to the bin on the next scheduled collection.

If you are unable to manage your waste before your next collection, please visit your nearest recycling centre.

We apologise for any inconvenience this causes. We thank you for your understanding and cooperation in these exceptional circumstances.

Household waste and recycling

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 out by 7am on the morning of collection.

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

We operate an alternate weekly waste and recycling collection service. To see when your collection is due, please see 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:


Buying a new bin

We are trying as hard as we can to keep our waste and recycling services running as normal but bin delivery times may take longer than usual. 

For individual properties there is a charge for the provision of new or replacement bins. If you receive Council Tax Reduction because you are on a low income you are eligible for a 20% discount (no other types of reduction are eligible). Please provide your claim reference number which is quoted on your Council Tax bill or any letters you receive from the benefits team.

The prices include delivery and are as follows:

New bin charges New bin charges
Bin SizeStandard Cost20% Discounted CostBin Dimensions
140 litre (suitable for 1-2 people)£36.25£29.00106cm (H) 55cm (D) 48cm (W)
240 litre (standard bin)£39.90£31.90107cm (H) 72cm (D) 58cm (W)
360 litre (for 5 or more people and only available by prior arrangement for general waste bins)£61.10£48.85110cm (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.

Burgundy wheeled recycling bin

Please place all your recyclables in the bin. For a list of what you can recycle, see recycling advice.

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 97p each and they should be placed next to your black bin on the general waste collection day.

We reserve the right to refuse collection of excess waste sacks if they clearly contain recyclable materials, business waste or garden waste. We are able to offer solutions for the collection of these materials, for more information on business waste solutions or garden waste collections please contact us. Properties that regularly present excess waste sacks can be subject to random waste audits to ensure the conditions that they are supplied under are being applied, the results of which will be presented to the resident in the form of a follow up letter and which may result in the option of the supply of these excess waste sacks being withdrawn for the properties concerned. 

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

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.


Household clinical waste


On behalf of the Council Medisort provide a free clinical waste collection service for domestic properties and the service is available to businesses for a fee. Collections are made weekly, fortnightly and monthly or on an ad hoc basis.

For more information please visit the Medisort website .

Or alternatively telephone 01903 719646, or email ask@medisort.co.uk.

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.

Hazardous waste

The following materials should not be placed in your normal domestic waste bin as they can put human health or the environment at risk:

  • asbestos
  • bleach or other strong cleaners/disinfectants
  • car maintenance products - engine oil, antifreeze, brake fluid, lubricants and degreaser, car batteries
  • descalers
  • drain cleaners
  • florescent light tubes
  • garden Products - pesticides, insecticides, lawn treatments, fungicides, weed killers and wood preservatives
  • gas bottles
  • glues
  • hazardous paint products (with orange and black hazard symbol)
  • household batteries
  • oven cleaners
  • paint brush cleaners
  • photographic chemicals
  • plasterboard
  • stain removers
  • swimming pool cleaners
  • white spirit

Hazardous waste disposal

The Household Waste Recycling Centres in Westhampnett Road, Chichester and Bepton Road, Midhurst will accept these items from homes.

Chichester Household Waste Recycling Site
Coach Road
West Sussex
PO18 0NS
United Kingdom


Asbestos will be taken at Westhampnett Road only. This must be double-wrapped or bagged in transparent 1,000 gauge polythene and sealed with tape. More information can be found on the West Sussex County Council  website. When disposing of these items at the recycling centre, please do not put them into the skips but hand them to the site operator.

Please note that while paint is not a hazardous household waste, it should be taken to a recycling centre and handed to the site operator or put into the general household waste skip. Some charities will take reusable paint.