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Rubbish Clearance Brighton

16 December 2022

Advice and info on how to dispose of rubbish & bulky waste in Brighton

Do you need advice for rubbish clearance Brighton? Look no further, we’ve made the ultimate guide. It covers all the ways you can get rid of your bulky waste in Brighton, plus how to choose the best one for your waste. Clearing your junk just got easier!

The key sections in this article are:

  • Reuse options in Brighton
  • Brighton council bulky waste collection service
  • Man & Van collectors, including how to find a good one in Brighton plus example prices
  • Skip hire Brighton plus local providers, prices and permit fees
  • Local recycling centres in Brighton


1. Reuse options in Brighton

Are your items still in decent nick? Before tipping, consider donating for reuse. There’s lots of options in Brighton and, even better, most of them are completely free!

Below are some popular reuse charities and social enterprises in and around Brighton that accept second hand furniture, appliances and other larger items:

Reuse organisation Address
Shabitat - used furniture Saunders Park View, Lewes Rd, Brighton BN2 4AE
The Wood Store Brighton Ground Floor, Oakley House, Edward St, Brighton BN2 0BA
Green Centre Marshalls Row, Brighton BN1 4JU
Revaluit (pre-loved technology) 12, pavilion buildings, Brighton BN1 1EE
The Loft - second hand stuff 60 St James's St, Kemptown, Brighton BN2 1QG
Berry & Son - Second Hand Furniture 120 Dyke Rd, Hove, Brighton BN1 3TE
Thompson Frank - Second Hand Furniture 7-8 Kensington Gardens, Brighton BN1 4AL
British Heart Foundation Furniture & Electrical 95-97 London Rd, Brighton BN1 4JF


Reuse websites

Aside from shops, there are various websites online dedicated to reuse. As a general rule, everything is free - no money is allowed! The following sites are great ways to both give away and find pre-owned items:

Read our full guide to Freecycle Brighton for lots of ideas on how to reuse your bulky items. 


2. Brighton council bulky waste collection service

Brighton & Hove council offers a bulky waste collection service for items that don’t fit in your bins. They collect the following items:

  • Furniture
  • Electrical items
  • White goods
  • Other waste (doors, 5x black bags of bagged waste)


Cost of the collection service & more details

  • £50 for 3 items
  • Extra items at £10 each
  • White goods charged at £40 per item

Concessions: available to those eligible. That includes:

  • People over 60
  • Those receiving income support/ universal credit.

Make sure you state over the phone that you are eligible when booking.

Some more details: to book call the council on 01273 290 798. The lines are open 9:30-4 Monday - Friday. You will pay over the phone. The council asks that you have ready:

  • A description of your items - so you can be correctly charged
  • Debit card for payment
  • Your full address with postcode

Read the council's page about bulky waste collection here.


3. Licensed man and van waste collectors

An alternative to the council service is hiring a man & van rubbish collector. There are a few advantages to this option:

  • Quicker response times 
  • They can collect most types of waste
  • Collections from in or outside properties (helpful if you’re unable to lift or move items yourself)

It usually costs a bit more to use man & van collectors for your rubbish clearance. The final costs depend on the type and amount of waste, as well as the urgency.


Cheapest licensed rubbish removal service in Brighton

The best way to find your cheapest local licensed waste collector in Brighton is to use the LoveJunk marketplace. It’s easy to dispose of your items - just post a picture of your unwanted stuff, choose a time and publish the listing. A nearby licensed waste carrier gives a quote to take it away. If your item is reusable, a reuser can come and pick it up for free. Either way, you’ll get rid of your item responsibly. It’s free to use the platform and LoveJunk is recommended by Brighton & Hove council.



Examples of man & van rubbish removal prices in Brighton

Fridge, £50

Builder's waste, £350

Garden waste, £80

Dishwasher, £45

Furniture 5x items, £100

Hippo bag (+planks), £150


4. Skip hire Brighton

Skips are useful if you have messy waste or rubble to dispose of. Unlike man & van collectors, though, you'll need to load the skip yourself. Skip prices are fixed so it doesn't matter how full or empty the skip is, you'll pay the same. It's usually much more expensive to hire a skip because of additional permit and license fees. 


Brighton skip hire companies

We recommend local licensed companies when looking to hire a skip. Here are some of the main skip hire companies operating in Brighton:

Brighton Skip hire 01273 121166
Lord of the Bins 01273 978967
Bin and Gone Rubbish Clearance 07934 801140
Dirty business rubbish clearance 07977 986822
Rabbit Skip Hire 01903 762020


Skip hire prices in Brighton

Here are the typical skip hire prices (including VAT) for a mixed general waste skip in Brighton. Prices reflect a hire period of 14 days. They do not include the cost of necessary skip permits or parking bay suspensions.

Builder skip: 6-8 cubic yard skip @ £320-£390

Maxi skip: 10-12 cubic yard skip @ £580


Skip Permits and Bay Suspensions

To place a skip on the road or in a parking bay (as opposed to on your drive, for example), you need a skip permit license and/ or a controlled parking zone (CPZ) suspension permit. If you need one of these, your skip hire company will deal with the application. Just be aware of the extra costs.

Skip license Brighton: £46 for 28 days

CPZ Bay Suspension in Brighton: £20 per day


5. Brighton recycling centre sites

Brighton & Hove council has 2 recycling centres. 

The Brighton recycling centre is located on Wilson Avenue, BN2 5PD. It is open:

  • Monday - Friday 08:00-16:30
  • Saturday & Sunday 09:00 -17:00
  • Bank holidays 09:00-17:00. 

Hove recycling centre address is Old Shoreham Road, BN3 7AE, between Aldrington Avenue and Leighton Road. Opening hours:

  • Monday - Friday 08:00-16:30
  • Saturday 08:30 - 13:30
  • Sunday 10:30 - 13:30
  • Bank holidays closed

Both sites are closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day. We've written a complete Guide to Brighton Recycling Centres, including maps, what you can bring and reviews.


Map of Brighton tips

brighton recycling centre map



6. Rubbish statistics & fly tipping in Brighton

In 2021, the council reported 1,527 cases of fly-tipping, equal to 5 fly-tips per 1000 residents and 1 per 100 households. This is based on a population of 291,738 people. Curious to see how Brighton compares to the rest of England? Check out our interactive map



Thanks for reading! We hope you found this blog about rubbish clearance Brighton useful. Any questions, drop us an email at [email protected]


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