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Important changes to the district’s bin collections service


From 5 February 2018 Horsham District Council will be rolling out changes to household bin collections across the district.

The new service will still be a weekly collection service – recycling will be collected one week, and household waste collected the same day the following week.  The garden waste collection service will continue on a fortnightly basis for those subscribed to this service.

Every household in the district will receive an information pack in January 2018 with further details about these changes, including when the change to collections start in your area and which bin you will need to put out each week.

Not all families are the same and people in the following categories might wish to apply for a larger household waste bin or an additional or larger recycling bin free of charge.*

  • Residents with medical needs
  • Households with five or more permanent residents
  • Households with three or more children in nappies.

(Those who already have a dispensation for a larger green-top bin do not need to apply again.)

Residents may also like to apply for a larger or additional recycling bin*. If space is limited a smaller, reusable, recycling bag is available to supplement the recycling bin.  There is no charge for this additional recycling bag.       

* There will be a delivery charge of £5 for each additional or larger bin.

Applications  for larger or additional bins need to be submitted by Thursday 30 November.  Applications should be made online from Wednesday 1 November at www.horsham.gov.uk/newbincollections .

The Horsham district currently recycles 44% of its waste – the highest in West Sussex.  However, we need to reach the national recycling target of 50% by 2020.

Commenting on the changes to bin collections Cabinet Member for Waste, Recycling and Cleansing Cllr Philip Circus said:

“We know from experience elsewhere, that the new bin collection arrangements will see recycling rates increase and reduce the cost of disposal – helping to save Council Tax payers’ money in the long run so it can be used to maintain essential public services.

“We have been given obligatory national recycling targets to meet and are confident that these measures will help us reach them by the 2020 deadline.”

We ask all residents to think about how they might be able to reduce, reuse or recycle their household waste even more.

For advice and tips including a useful A to Z list of what can and can’t be recycled, visit our online pages at https://www.horsham.gov.uk/bins/thinkbeforeyouthrow or by calling 01403 733441.

Those wishing to subscribe to the garden waste collection service should do so online at https://www.horsham.gov.uk/bins/garden-waste or telephone 01403 733441.