Consultation on Eastbourne waste collections

Eastbourne Council would like to hear your views on waste collections. See their proposals below:-

Eastbourne Borough Council is considering changes to the waste and recycling service. This includes moving from weekly to fortnightly waste collections in most parts of the borough, known as ‘alternate weekly collection’.

We are carrying out a public consultation to find out how this change would affect people in Eastbourne.

Why we are proposing these changes

The aim of the changes would be to increase the amount of waste recycled in Eastbourne, save energy and help tackle climate change.

The UK government has set a target for all local authorities to achieve a recycling rate of at least 50%. Eastbourne’s recycle rate currently stands at about 35% and there is clear evidence from the experience of other local authorities that moving to alternate weekly collections increases recycling. 

Currently Eastbourne is one of the few remaining local authorities in the UK which still collects waste weekly.

Under the new arrangements recycling collections would stay fortnightly and we would still offer assisted collections for anyone who need them. 

How to respond 

We have published an online survey for residents to share their feedback. We have also published a frequently ask questions document and advice on how to request the consultation information in different formats or languages.

Consultation closing date 

The consultation will remain open until Monday 21 December at 5pm.