Refuse, recycling, rubbish tip and fly tipping etc

Note that this information relates to households within the boundaries of Arun District Council. Eartham, (which is within the parish) falls within the boundary of Chichester District Council and the refuse and recycling collection details are different. We will add that information shortly.

Refuse and recycling during the coronavirus pandemic

Arun District Council statement

We are working hard with our contractors to continue to provide waste services as a priority and these are currently running on their normal schedule. If there are impacts as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic we may need to reduce the service we provide.  If your bin is missed please do not call us, check for the latest information on waste / recycling collections here or on our social media channels”.

Refuse Collection arrangements
Weekly refuse collections take place EVERY Wednesday, carried out by Biffa. They request that your bin or bagged rubbish is put out on the roadway/pavement by 7.00 am.

Recycling
Arun provide recycling bins and these are emptied fortnightly, on Wednesdays also by Biffa (but different teams do the recycling collection). Once again, they request that recycling bins are put out by 7.00 am.

For details of WHAT you can (and can’t) put into your recycling bin, please click here

They do not take garden rubbish away unless you subscribe to the additional (and paid for) service, operated by Biffa under the Green Waste Club initiative. Click here for details

Rubbish Tip

The Westhampnett Amenity tip is now open six days a week, from 9.00 am to 4.00 pm. The tip is closed on Tuesdays.

There are limits on numbers, and although they will accept almost all items you would normally expect, they cannot accept asbestos. Building rubble has to be paid for.

IMPORTANT NOTE – ID with proof of address is now needed to get into the Amenity Tips in West Sussex as they are for use by West Sussex residents only. Driving licences are preferred and current utility bills are also accepted. All visitors are now requested to wear face masks whilst on site.

Fly tipping

Arun District Council have an on-line reporting service for fly tipping – and generally they are very good at picking up fly-tipped waste PROVIDED they have been informed.
Click here for the link to their fly-tipping reporting form

Abandoned vehicles

For abandoned vehicles there is a separate reporting system run under the name of ‘Operation Crackdown’ – click here for a link to their reporting form.