Sussex councils announce changes to rubbish collection due to the Queen’s funeral

Several councils in West and East Sussex said rubbish and recycling collection in their areas will be affected on Monday.

Here are the municipal collection plans:

East Sussex


All garbage pickups on Monday will be suspended and collected on Saturday 24th September.

A spokesman for Eastbourne District Council said: “If rubbish collection is due on Monday 19 September we will collect it on Saturday 24 September.

“If you are impacted by this change, please have your bins out by 6am Saturday 24th to allow our crews to complete this catch-up collection.

“If you are due for a recycling or yard waste pickup on Monday 19th September please also have your bin by Saturday 24th September.

“Although we hope to be able to collect all bins that day, it is possible that some will not be collected.

“If this is the case, your bin will be emptied on the next scheduled date, along with any additional recycling or garden waste.”


All garbage pickups will be suspended on Monday.

A spokesman for Lewes District Council said: “We will be collecting rubbish, food waste, recycling and garden waste a day later than usual next week.

“Clinical sharps will be collected as normal on Wednesday, September 21.”

Trash and recyclables collections will take place in town as usual, but there will be a break between 11am and 12pm when the funeral service takes place.


The waste and recyclables collections take place as usual on Monday.


The waste and recyclables collections take place as usual on Monday.


All rubbish collection will take place in Wealden as usual on Monday, with Biffa staff observing periods of silence throughout the day.

A Wealden Borough Council spokesman said: “Following discussions within the Waste Partnership and with Biffa, it has been agreed that all waste collection services in Wealden will operate on Bank Holiday Monday, the 19th funeral for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the final day of national mourning.

“Biffa has stated that all staff will be instructed to observe every period of silence throughout the day, including turning off their engines if it is safe to do so.”

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Adur and Worthing

There will be no waste collections in the Adur and Worthing area on Monday.

A spokesman for Adur and Worthing Municipalities said: “Waste collection from most households will one day move forward.

“Your pick-up day will then remain on that new day until the next public holiday.

“City tours have fixed collection days and will not change the days.”


There is no garbage pickup on Monday.

A spokesman said: “Chichester District Council is providing additional resources to collect excess waste or recycling for those affected in its area at the next two-week collection deadline Monday 3 October.

“As a result, the Council is asking affected residents to put extra waste in a bag next to their bin on the day.

“The Council apologizes for any inconvenience and thanks residents for their cooperation in these exceptional circumstances.”

Arun district

There is no garbage collection in the Arun area on Monday.

A spokesman for the council said: “All council offices will be closed and all waste, recycling and green waste collections will be suspended and running a day later until Monday 26 September.

“Please let any neighbors, friends or family members who may not have access online as this announcement is made at short notice.”

All waste and recyclables collections that were supposed to take place on Monday will now take place on Saturday 24th September.


All waste and recycling collections were suspended on Monday and will take place in Crawley a day later.

The collections will open on Monday, March 26th.


There will be no waste collections in the Horsham area on Monday.

A spokesman for the council said: “Households requiring collection on Monday will be collected on Saturday 24 September and we will endeavor to collect as many affected properties as possible.

“The bins must be presented for collection by 5am on Saturday 24th September as we will be starting early.

“All other collection days remain unchanged.

“If your property is affected, your waste calendar has been updated. Check your garbage collection calendar.” Sussex councils announce changes to rubbish collection due to the Queen’s funeral

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