Think Before You Throw

This autumn we are talking about textiles.
In one year alone, the disposal cost for all the clothes thrown into bins by West Sussex households was £1.4 million! By making small changes, all these textiles could have been reused or recycled. We've got 4 easy solutions. Take a look on our textiles page. We think you'll find an idea that works for you.

For more information on why it matters to think before you throw watch our video.

West Sussex residents are already doing a good job, but as our film explains, there is more to be done. Below are three simple steps you can do straight away to help us on our way to saving £3 million. If you want to learn more, sign up to receive our monthly e-newsletter, and don't forget you can follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

How you can help

1. Think before you throw anything out. Can it be recycled at home instead? We accept paper, card, tins, cans, plastic bottles, glass bottles, glass jars, aerosols, foil, plastic pots, tubs and trays, even tablet blister packs. To be extra helpful, we've listed the items which get missed the most. I want to recycle more. 

2. Buy a compost bin and get composting from your kitchen as well as your garden. Prices start at £16 for West Sussex residents. Head over to our compost pages. I want to get composting.

3. Cut back on your food waste. It will save you money and save us money too. And our core services need every penny. Head over to our food waste page. I want to waste less food.