Weekly vs fortnightly bin collections in Brighton and Hove

A controversial call by Friends of the Earth in Brighton and Hove to switch from weekly to fortnightly waste refuse collections has been made recently.

The local authority has dismissed the proposal, saying they are in the process of exploring alternative solutions such as communal bins, wheelie bins and organic waste disposal ideas in order to boost recycling rates.

Around 42% of the councils in Sussex already have fortnightly collections compared to around 75% of the entire country.

Horsham District Council are already gearing up to go fortnightly in a bid to save around £1 million a year. The council already has a relatively impressive recycling rate of 45% and it's hoped the switch will push this figure even higher.

Adur and Worthing councils, along with Eastbourne claim they have no plans to alter the current arrangement of weekly collections.


A spokeswoman for Brighton and Hove City Council has said:

The council agreed its Waste and Recycling Strategy last year which does not include consideration of fortnightly refuse collections.

The hot topic of whether waste should be collected weekly or fortnightly is being debated up and down the country. It's also being discussed (sometimes quite colourfully!) in the comments sections of a story, which was published in today's online edition of The Argus.

To read the full article and get involved in the debate, head on over to this page of their website. 

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