Thanks a million!

We will be saying Thanks a Million! to our record recycling residents throughout September with ads on Heart FM, in newspapers, on over seventy bus backs and sides and on supermarket billboards.

Between April and June this year, more than 17,500 tonnes of recycling was processed at the Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) at Ford, which is managed by Viridor.

This has saved the county more than £1,400,000 in landfill tax (at £82 per tonne) – money that can be reinvested into vital county services. There are lots of items that can be recycled in West Sussex – even more since the service expanded in April to include household plastic pots, tubs and trays.

This autumn help to save even more, by recycling even more – and especially important in the wet weather, keep it dry. Soggy paper and card can clog sorting machinery at the MRF and stick to other items in our recycling.

Always ensure your recycling is clean, dry and loose.

Bottle tops – on or off?

All bottle tops should be off for recycling, but not all can be recycled.

YES – large plastic and metal lids – such as coffee jars, margarine pots, large cosmetic tubs, jam jars or mayonnaise jars. But they must be removed from their containers and clean before popping them into your recycling bin.

NO – small plastic bottle tops – those used on milk or soft drink bottles. These are too small for our machinery to process properly and can contaminate other recycling materials being sorted for resale.

For more information about recycling, as well as a guide about what can be added to your household collection, visit

Did you know?

Did you know?