Changes to bin collection dates in Horsham district for festive period

Festive dates for your bin collections
Festive dates for your bin collections

Changes to the bin collection dates have been announced for the festive period in the Horsham district.

Additional collections of the blue-top bins have been organised to help residents cope with any extra Christmas packaging.

These will take place between Tuesday December 22 and Tuesday January 5 inclusive.

Collections of the brown-top bins that are normally due within these dates are suspended, resuming again from Wednesday January 6.

The collection crews will be working additional Saturdays in order to catch up.

The changes include:

Normal Collection Day: Friday 25 December (revised collection day) Tuesday 29 December

Normal collection day: Tuesday 29 December (revised collection day) Wednesday 30 December

Normal collection day: Wednesday 30 December (revised collection day) Thursday 31 December

Normal collection day: Thursday 31 December (revised collection day) Saturday 2 January

Normal collection day: Friday 1 January (revised collection day) Tuesday 5 January

Garden waste collections resume:

Normal collection day: Tuesday 5 January (revised collection day) Wednesday 6 January

Normal collection day: Wednesday 6 January (revised collection day) Thursday 7 January

Normal collection day: Thursday 7 January (revised collection day) Friday 8 January

Normal collection day: Friday 8 January - (revised collection day) Saturday 9 January

Normal collections resume week commencing January 11.

All collections will be back to normal from Tuesday 12 January.

Residents are reminded by the council 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 you. Follow the instructions once the calendar has been downloaded. Calendars are also available upon request by telephoning 01403 733144.

Household Waste Recycling Sites (HWRS) opening times:

Horsham (Hop Oast) and Billingshurst HWRS will be closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Normal operating hours will resume on 1 January.

Wrapping paper

Foil or plastic wrapper cannot be recycled. 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

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

The council adds that all recycling should be kept clean, dry and loose this festive season.

Additional recycling or rubbish that is not contained within your bin cannot be taken.

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