The home site of the Round Hill Society, a community group of the residents of Round Hill in Brighton, England. The site contains information about the area, latest news and reflections on life in Round Hill.
Don't miss Round Hill's refuse and recycling collections:
refuse = Tuesday weekly recycling = Tuesday fortnightly
Fill in a Do it now form to get Brighton and Hove City Council to solve a problem in relation to recycling or rubbish: e.g. Report a missed collection | Check your recycling and rubbish day | Order recycling boxes, recycling nets or a wheelie bin | Apply for garden waste collection| Request cleaning of a street | Report fly-tipping or dumping of waste | Apply for a commercial waste collection.
Supplements from past issues of The Round Hill Reporter:
working for a plastic-free Round Hill.
BHCC are locked into a 30-year contract with Veolia (i.e. into the 2030s!). Veolia are refusing to change the contract so that a wider range of plastics can be recycled.
Caroline Lucas, MP for Brighton Pavilion, asks Michael Gove to look at the implications of such long contracts.
Sign up for garden waste collections for just £1 per week.
Hot Bin Composters do the same very efficiently, but are quite pricey.
Giving / Selling via local Facebook Groups
Items which residents wish to sell or give away can also be advertised on the
Other recycling outlets
Brighton Freegle (Greencycle)
Brighton Greencycle (Greencycle) started in January 2000, now with over 17,000 members) - we're here to help you give and get stuff for free - anything which could be reused. All items must be legal and appropriate, and free. No loans, swaps or sales please - just free gifts.
I love freegle - this portal to the above site allows you to upload a picture of the item you are offering for free, which helps to attract takers.
Household Recycling Sites (Municipal)
Charities taking miscellaneous items
The Green Centre at Brighton Open Market
Charities taking specific items
Campaigns & information
Local authorities, including Brighton and Hove City Council, regard placing articles on pavements in the hope that they will find new owners as fly-tipping: a criminal offence which can carry an unlimited fine.
See the RNIB's Who put that there campaign?
If you witness flytipping, know who is doing it, or see items left abandoned in public space, reporting options are:
Reporting not only deters dumping, but as the report goes to Cityclean it usually ensures that the offending items are fairly quickly collected.
Please use social media or recycling outlets to dispose of unwanted items. Have them collected from off-street locations such as your home or deliver them yourself. Small-scale flytipping (pavement donations) establish practices which can encourage larger-scale flytipping:
What is wrong with "Please Take" stacks?
On "your own property" nothing at all, but "on public open space" (such as a pavement) Councils are compelled to regard this as fly-tipping, even if the stack is there just for a short time.
The law on flytipping is the same for everyone. It would cost society far too much in legal expenses if, instead of being "a single law for all", there were subtle variations allowing for
Some residents regard "neighbourhood practice" as the example to follow. The problem here is that larger-scale flytippers, whose actions can trash a street scene and endanger pedestrians, may be led by the same example. If neighbours don't do it, it becomes easy to identify and stop the industrial flytippers.
There is a lot on the news at the moment about illegal tipping on an horrendous scale. The more we can do to discourage it - and to persuade minor players not to take their lead from inconsiderate examples - the more pleasant our streets will look.This page was last updated by Ted on 04-Sep-2020