Extra rubbish bins put out to help city cope with missed collections

Posted On 26 Mar 2020 at 12:20 pm

Extra rubbish bins have been put out around Brighton and Hove to help residents dispose of waste after missed Cityclean collections.

Along with workplaces across the city, Brighton and Hove City Council’s refuse collection has been hit hard by staff shortages due to coronavirus self-isolation measures.

About half of the service’s drivers and binmen are currently off, leaving the service with 100 staff able to work.

The council has advertised for more staff, and six agency drivers have already started.

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It has also hired 25 binmen who are being trained and will start work this week and next.

The service has now halted recycling collections for the next three or four weeks to concentrate on rubbish collection – and 122 extra refuse bins have been put out for when ordinary bins begin to overflow.

Residents are asked not to put any recycling or garden waste in them.


One in Chalky Road opposite PACA

Two at Foredown Road near the junction with Fox Way

Three near Portslade Town Hall in Victoria Road

One in the South Road car park near Lindfield off Windlesham Close


Three in Wayfield Avenue opposite the Martlets

One in Hangleton Way near Poplar Avenue

Three in the Sainsbury’s car park off the Hangleton Linkway

One in Applesham Avenue off West Way opposite the Grenadier

Central Hove area

Two in the car park of the Greyhound Stadium in Nevill Road

Two at the Goldstone Retail Park in Newtown Road

Three in Portland Road near the junction with School Road, outside the chemist

Central Brighton

One in Norfolk Square

Elm Grove / Queens Park

Two at the south end of The Level alongside Waterloo Place

Two at the north end of The Level alongside Union Road

Two on the corner of Queen’s Park Road and Queen’s Park Terrace

Two in Elm Grove outside the Wellington Pub

Two at the bottom of Elm Grove

Preston Park

One in New England Street near the corner of New England Road

Two at the south end of Preston Park by the Preston Drove entrance

Four at the north end of Preston Park by The Ride entrance


Four at the Withdean Stadium in the car park

Two in Preston Road opposite Cumberland Road

Two in Dyke Road between Onslow Road and Woodruff Avenue


Two in Ladies Mile Road, outside Patcham Junior School

Two on the corner of Woodbourne Avenue and Beechwood Avenue

Five on the corner of Wilmington Way and Carden Avenue

Three in Mackie Avenue on the corner of Kenmure Avenue

East Brighton

Four in the Asda car park at Brighton Marina

Three in Freshfield Way, near Freshfield Road

Three in Whitehawk Road near Henley Road


Three in Coldean Lane near Park Road


Four in the Marine Cliff car park in Marine Drive


Three near the Co-op at Fiveways


Three at Hollingbury Golf Course

Four at Hollingbury Asda

Mouslecoomb and Bevendean

Two in The Avenue at the Upper Bevendean Avenue end

Seven in Barcombe Road near Newick Road

Three in Stanmer Park by the Tea Rooms

Five in Leybourne Parade


Four at Saltdean Lido

One at Lustrells Vale near Saltdean Drive


Two at Happy Valley off Falmer Road

Four in Lockwood Crescent near Woodingdean Bowls Club

Four in Warren Road in the Woodingdean Library car park

  1. Andrew Phillips Reply

    The “extra” bins just seem to be the broken old not-fit-for-purpose ones, mostly lurching around on 3 wheels.

    So Labour’s Anne Pissaridou wasn’t really telling us the truth when she said *recyclying* and refuse would be prioritised if you’re not going to pick up recycling for 3 or 4 weeks after tons of missed collections already.

  2. Jay Reply

    It’s a good idea but one that will come back to bite them when they have an extra 122 bins to empty and they can’t manage the work load they have at the moment. Our recycling gets missed every collection day and gets reported as such, the refuse bin gets missed a fair few times aswell. Wouldn’t mind but we are less than 2 mins from the depot.

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