Festive waste and recycling collection dates confirmed for Chichester District

Residents in the Chichester District are being advised that the waste and recycling collection dates will be altering slightly over the festive period. 

Residents can download and print out their own personalised waste, recycling and garden recycling collection dates by visiting:

Other changes to collection services include the Garden Recycling Service which will stop on Friday 23 December, starting up again on Monday 9 January 2023.

There will also be some slight changes to the clinical waste collections — all affected residents will be contacted directly.

General waste and recycling collections over Christmas and New Year are as follows:

Normal Collection DayPre-Christmas weekChristmas weekNew YearweekPost-New Year
Monday12 Dec 202219 Dec 202227 Dec 2022(bank holiday)3 Jan 2023 
Tuesday13Dec 202220Dec 202228 Dec 20224 Jan 2023
Wednesday14 Dec 202221 Dec 202229 Dec 20225 Jan 2023
Thursday15 Dec 202222 Dec 202230 Dec 20226 Jan 2023
Friday16 Dec 202223 Dec 20222  Jan 2023(bank holiday)7 Jan 2023

Residents can also receive bin collection reminders on their phone through the new Chichester District Council app. The app allows residents to receive personalised notifications and updates on waste and recycling collections, set automated bin collection reminders, and to report issues quickly and easily, such as fly tipping or request a new bin.

Residents can also use the app to more quickly see what materials can and cannot be recycled. Alternatively, they can visit the County Council’s webpage here:

The app is available to download now from Google and Apple app stores. For more information, please visit

Any extra waste from the holiday period will be picked up by collection crews on the first collection after Christmas. If residents have any extra recycling, they need to ensure that it is kept dry in a loosely tied black sack and placed next to their recycling bin on the day of collection.

Please remember to flatten and fold down excess cardboard or cut it down to manageable size for a single crew member to handle and ensure the lid can close. Recycling needs to be clean, dry, and loose, so residents are advised to close the lid to stop rain getting in.

All polystyrene packaging foam and soft, transparent polythene wrapping films should be removed and placed in the waste bin as this cannot be recycled.

If residents take the opportunity over Christmas to have a clear out of old electricals and small appliances, clothes and textiles, they can use our kerbside textile and small electrical collection service. To find out more and to book a collection, please visit

This service now also includes used coffee pod recycling collection in partnership with Podback. This is a trial free, kerbside collection service which covers approximately 75% of households in Chichester District. Collections are bookable online and conducted by a designated collection crew. To find out more and book a free collection please visit

Residents can also dispose of their real Christmas trees using the St Wilfrid’s Hospice charity collection scheme again this year. People can arrange to have their tree collected from their home in January by a volunteer in return for a donation to the hospice. People can find out more about this scheme, and book a tree collection, by visiting:

“Over Christmas, we tend to generate more waste than usual and so we are keen to help residents recycle as much as possible at this time of year,” says Councillor Penny Plant, Cabinet Member for Environment and Chichester Contract Services at Chichester District Council. “We have put together some tips for residents about which items can and cannot be recycled. These can be found in the winter issue of Initiatives magazine and on our social media channels.

“Following the success of the tree collection scheme over recent years, we are very pleased to be joining forces with St Wilfrid’s Hospice again to recycle as many Christmas trees as we can, all while supporting a fantastic cause.

“If you are not signed up to our Garden Recycling Service, this is a great way to ensure that your Christmas tree is recycled whilst helping to raise vital funds for the hospice charity.”

For more information, please see the council’s waste and recycling web pages:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *