Lewes District Council is making some changes to its bin collection days from Monday 4 March. Residents are encouraged to look out for their new refuse, food waste and recycling calendar which will arrive in the post by the end of February. This will come with a letter explaining the changes.

The District Council is also be introducing wheeled bin refuse collections across Lewes district. This is happening in phases: rural areas – including Barcombe, Ditchling, Ringmer and Chailey – are first, followed by coastal areas, starting from Newhaven to Saltdean, in the spring. South Heighton, Bishopstone and Seaford will come next, followed by central parts of the district, including Lewes town and remaining villages in the summer.

The new refuse bins are free to Lewes District residents and people have a choice of three different bin options, including an easier to move 140-litre slim-line bin or a gull-proof sack for those with limited space to store a bin or narrow pavements outside their home.

If you have bought a refuse wheelie bin from us previously, you’re welcome to keep using it and do not need to do anything – you won’t be delivered another bin unless you request like a replacement.

If you don’t have an LDC-issued refuse bin, the District Council will deliver you one for free. Just let them know what size bin you would prefer by visiting the Lewes District Council’s wheelie bins web page.

If you don’t request a particular type of bin, don’t worry, you will be delivered one appropriate for your home during your phase of the roll-out.

To find out more, check the roll-out schedule or request a particular type of bin, visit www.lewes-eastbourne.gov.uk/wheeliebins