With so much to think about over the festive period, Brighton and Hove residents will be pleased to discover, bin collections aren’t one of them.

As Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day all fall at the weekend this year, kerbside recycling and refuse collections will remain on the usual days.

Brighton & Hove City Council are reminding people to leave recycling and refuse out by 6am on the same day as usual.

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Recycling wrapping paper

It is important to only put plain wrapping paper and Christmas cards into your recycling. Foil type wrap and anything with glitter cannot be recycled.

Christmas tree recycling in Brighton and Hove

Garden waste collections stop over Christmas and new year with the services resuming from Monday, January 3.

However, from Monday, December 27 until Monday, January 10, Christmas tree recycling sites will be open across the city.

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If you are planning on recycling you real tree, you first need to remove all decorations and, if it has one, the pot too.

The Brighton & Hove City Council website does offer a warning though, saying: “Don't leave trees on the pavement, road or beside a communal bin. This is fly-tipping and you could be fined.”

The Argus: Before recycling your Christmas tree, remember to remove all decorations first. Picture: PA/Dominic LipinskiBefore recycling your Christmas tree, remember to remove all decorations first. Picture: PA/Dominic Lipinski

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Brighton, Hove and Saltdean/East Christmas tree recycling sites


  • Upper Bevendean Avenue - opposite the shops, by the recycling site
  • Coldean Lane - opposite Park Road, near the junction with A270
  • Withdean Stadium - Tongdean Lane car park
  • Wilson Avenue - East Brighton Park, the grass between the bike racks and the testing centre
  • Ditchling Road - Hollingbury Park, north end, opposite the golf course entrance on the corner of Woodbourne
  • Ladies Mile Road - junction with Mackie Avenue, behind the clock tower
  • Mackie Avenue - junction of Plainfields, playing field opposite the shops
  • Montpelier Crescent - next to the recycling point
  • Preston Drove - Preston Park, north entrance, next to the recycling site
  • South Avenue - South of Queens Park, by the pond
  • Union Road - North end of the Level, behind the recycling site
  • Upper Bedford Street - opposite St George's Terrace


  • Hove Lawns - opposite Adelaide Crescent
  • Hove Museum - the green on Pembroke Gardens at rear of Museum
  • Hangleton Park - on left hand side from Lark Hill and Park Rise entrance
  • Hove Park - end of Orchard Road
  • St Ann's Well Gardens - beside Nizells Avenue
  • Wish Park Recreation Ground - Wish Road, North East corner, by the playground
  • East Hill Park - Millcross Road entrance
  • Victoria Recreation Ground - Victoria Road, West side of the car park


  • Saltdean Park Road - Saltdean Lido, in the car park to the left-hand side of recycling site
  • Lockwood Crescent - Woodingdean Central Park, in the corner opposite recycling point
  • Falmer Road - Happy Valley car park, left hand side of entrance barrier, opposite Crescent Drive South

For more information about Christmas tree recycling, visit the Brighton & Hove City Council website.