Mid Sussex District Council has reviewed the provision of the Mobile Waste Collections. This review, coupled with the guidance from Government on social distancing as the coronavirus pandemic continues, has led to the recommendation that they cease provision of Mobile Civic Amenity Sites with immediate effect. This recommendation was accepted by the elected members.
The decision to cease provision of this service is supported by the following information:
- Mobile Civic Amenity collections do not allow for waste to be kept separate and recycled or reused; therefore, not meeting the objectives of the waste hierarchy which was incorporated into UK law via the Waste Regulations (England and Wales) 2012.
- The waste collected at the Mobile Civic Amenity Site can be removed from households using other services; including our bulky waste service and our garden waste collection service.
- There are two Household Waste Recycling Sites (HWRS) within Mid Sussex, where residents can also dispose of any additional waste items. Enforcing social distancing measures at temporary sites is difficult and we need to ensure the services we provide can be controlled to support Government guidance. This is not possible with the Mobile Civic Amenity Sites.
The Parish Council is very disappointed with this news having funded the cost of this ourselves and seen the benefit it has been to local residents but unfortunately the decision has been made and our collection due on 4th October will not now be going ahead.
The links below provide more information on the additional services available for residents to dispose of their waste:
Bulky waste service: https://www.midsussex.gov.uk/waste-recycling/bulky-electrical-household-waste/
Garden waste service: https://www.midsussex.gov.uk/waste-recycling/garden-waste/
Household Waste Recycling Sites: https://www.midsussex.gov.uk/waste-recycling/household-waste-recycling-sites/