Refuse, recycling, rubbish tip & fly tipping etc

Page under construction…….here is some basic information for now.

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 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 7am.

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 7am.

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

The dates for the recycling collection during the current month are given on the ‘Diary at a Glance’ page of this website – click here to link to the page.

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


Following the major fire on 2 April 2019, the Westhampnett Amenity tip the site has now partially re-opened with refuse and recycling facilities for ALMOST ALL materials.
(They still cannot accept asbestos or plasterboard, nor soil or hardcore)

The site is open seven days a week from 9am – 6pm.
(Until 1 October, when the winter hours start – it will then be closed all day every Tuesday and open 9am – 4pm on all other days).

HOWEVER, the temporary Household Waste facility is now a newly-created section of the existing ‘over the wall’ tip – which means that the Green Waste section for garden rubbish has been reduced in size and the new temporary Household Waste section is notably smaller that the previous facility in the now-fire destroyed building.

In other words the capacity is much reduced and this in turn means that there are likely to be much longer queues.

Also, Littlehampton Amenity Tip (which had been open 7 days a week in the aftermath of the fire) has now reverted to its previous opening days – and is once again closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Bognor will remain open 7 days a week until the end of June.

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

Abandonned 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.