We are temporarily closing our two Household Waste Recycling Sites (HWRS) in Brighton & Hove due to Covid-19.

We have taken this decision to ensure the safety of the public and also our staff, while also following government guidelines on social distancing.

With a very high number of people using the sites in recent days, the risk of the virus spreading had increased.

It is hoped the sites will be temporarily closed and that they can be redesigned to ensure demand is managed and social distancing is supported.

In the meantime, we are placing more large refuse containers at sites across the city for residents to use and are prioritising all refuse collections, including flats. 

We're also in the process of recruiting more drivers and operatives with the aim of getting waste and recycling services back to as normal as possible.

The situation surrounding Covid-19 is changing daily, but we are doing our very best to collect your waste and recycling, and ask for your patience and understanding during this time.

Please check our website and Twitter and Facebook pages for further updates and information.