Christmas waste and recycling collection dates confirmed for Chichester District

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Waste and recycling collection changes over Christmas

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 23rd December, starting up again on Monday 9th 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 Day | Pre-Christmas week | Christmas week | New Year week | Post-New Year

Monday                           |     12 Dec 2022           |     19 Dec 2022     |   27 Dec 2022     |     3 Jan 2023

Tuesday                           |    13 Dec 2022            |     20 Dec 2022     |   28 Dec 2022     |      4 Jan 2023

Wednesday                      |      14 Dec 2022          |     21 Dec 2022     |   29 Dec 2022     |      5 Jan 2023

Thursday                          |      15 Dec 2022          |     22 Dec 2022      |   30 Dec 2022    |      6 Jan 2023

Friday                               |      16 Dec 2022          |      23 Dec 2022     |   2 Jan 2023       |       7 Jan 2023

Collection reminders and personalised notifications

Residents can also receive bin collection reminders on their phone through the 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, visit

Managing extra waste and recycling collections over Christmas

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.

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 the council’s kerbside textile and small electrical recycling collection service. To find out more and to book a collection, 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 visit

Recycling Christmas trees to raise vital funds for charity

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:

Councillor Penny Plant, Cabinet Member for Environment and Chichester Contract Services at Chichester District Council, said: “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.”

“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, see the council’s waste and recycling web pages:


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