Changes To Bin Collection Dates Over Christmas And New Year

Changes To Bin Collection Dates Over Christmas And New Year

The Christmas and New Year arrangements for rubbish and recycling collections have been announced by Horsham District Council.

Additional collections of the blue-top recycling bins have been organised to help residents cope with the extra Christmas packaging. These will take place between Wednesday 27 December and Friday 5 January inclusive. Collections of the brown-top garden waste bins that are normally due within these dates are suspended, resuming again from Tuesday 9 January.

Collections will be delayed by one day on the week commencing Monday 25 December. The collection crews will be working on Saturday 30 December in order to catch up. Normal collection days resume week commencing Monday 1 January.

All collections will be back to normal from Tuesday 9 January 2018.

Residents are reminded to return their bins to their property as soon as possible after collection to avoid blocking pavements or other public areas.

For full information, residents are asked to refer to their personalised collection calendar on the Horsham District Council website ( where there is also a new facility to subscribe for the calendar to be emailed to residents. Just follow the instructions once the calendar has been downloaded. Calendars are also available upon request by telephoning 01403 733144.

HWRS (Household Waste Recycling Sites) opening times:

Horsham (Hop Oast) and Billingshurst HWRS managed by West Sussex County Council will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

Wrapping paper

Foil or plastic wrapper cannot be recycled. Please remove any sellotape, ribbon or bows from paper wrapping paper before placing it in the blue-top recycling bin.

Christmas cards and tags

Cards and tags can be placed in your blue-top bin for recycling. Please remove any strings or ribbons.

Plastic pots, tubs and trays

Don’t forget that plastic pots tubs and trays can now be recycled. This includes sweet tubs, biscuit trays and even the plastic inserts of advent calendars! Just make sure it is all separated and clean and dry.

Christmas Trees

Artificial trees cannot be recycled however they can be disposed of at the local tip. Real Christmas trees can also be disposed of at the tip or be cut into pieces and placed in the brown-top garden waste bin.

Please ensure all your recycling is kept clean, dry and loose this festive season. Additional recycling or rubbish that is not contained within your bin cannot be taken.