Residents are being urged to check their bin collection dates as 80 per cent are changing.

People across the Lewes district are being sent a calendar which shows their new dates for the coming year.

Every home will receive a calendar in the post by the end of February.

The calendars have a schedule of recycling, food waste and general household refuse collections from March 2024 through to February 2025, including all the adjustments for Easter, bank holidays and Christmas.

The days and times for recycling, food and general waste collection will change for the majority of households starting the week beginning Monday, March 4, after a review of all the district's collection rounds.

The new rounds will improve efficiency and make best use of the council's electric vehicle fleet, the council said.

Councillor Wendy Maples, cabinet member for neighbourhood wellbeing, said: "The review has been a major piece of work, so much so that four out of five households will see their bin collection days and/or times change, starting from March 4.  

“Residents should be aware that collection times as well as collection days may be different. As always, all bins must be put out kerbside by 6am on the correct day.”

Residents can check their collection days on the Lewes District Council website.