Garden Waste


Please Note:

April 2020 Update: Green Waste Club Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic,  scheduled garden waste collections on the 1, 2 and 3 of April  were suspended - we are sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused. The current plan is that your future collections will continue as scheduled in a fortnights time (Thursday 16, Friday 17 and Saturday 18 April.  As soon as we have more news we will update you.
If you would like more information about our response to COVID-19, please view our dedicated web page at:
You do not need to contact us for the collections to continue in a fortnights time however, if you feel the need to contact us, then email is our preferred option at:
We apologise for the inconvenience that this causes however thank you for your understanding.

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. If the service is due to change we will update this page and our social media to let you know.

Update on Bonfires: 

During the current Coronavirus pandemic with more people at home, having a garden bonfire, however tempting, would impact on a larger number of your neighbours than would normally be the case.

Smoke and smells from bonfires can aggravate respiratory problems such as asthma, bronchitis and COPD and affect those with heart complaints, causing breathing difficulties to those most vulnerable to Coronavirus.

Do not burn garden waste, paper, or any other waste, under any circumstances and be mindful of neighbours and fellow members of the community.

The Household Recycling Centres are not operating, and the Green Waste Club (brown bin collection service) has temporarily been suspended due to the impact of the Coronavirus on staff numbers.

This service has been suspended so the hard-working waste collection staff can continue to collect your black bag and household recycling waste. Please do your bit by resisting the temptation to have a spring clean at this time.

Please either compost garden waste or keep it in a safe place ready for when these services resume.

Home compost bins are a great way to help reduce garden and food waste and create great fertiliser for your garden. Find out more about composting and how to get a bin delivered.

Green waste club

A chargeable garden waste collection service is available to Arun residents. Members of the Green Waste Club will receive a fortnightly collection of their garden waste and the hire of a wheelie bin for this purpose. All waste collected is composted at a local facility and used in the Earth Cycle compost range. This service is provided on behalf of Arun District Council by our contractors, Biffa. You can find out more and sign up to the scheme on the Green Waste Club website, or by telephoning 0800 0858 286. Garden waste can also be taken directly to your local household waste recycling centre.


Home composting

All of your raw kitchen waste (such as vegetable peelings and egg shells) could be composted. You can also compost shredded paper and garden waste. To find out more about food waste digesters or home composting please follow the appropriate link.