Single use Plastics

SINGLE-USE PLASTIC RECYCLING SCHEME

We work with a number of charities and companies who recycle the single-use plastics listed below. TerraCycle being one of the companies, they are an innovative recycling company that has become a global leader in recycling hard-to-recycle materials. This scheme helps diverts billions of waste resources from our landfills and incinerators, recycling them to make new products.

This poster lists all the waste resources we recycle:

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We have special single-use plastic recycling bins at these public drop off locations:

  • Coolham – William Penn Primary School, Coolham, Nr Billingshurst, RH13 8GR – school hours only
  • Horsham – Quaker Meeting House, Worthing Road, Horsham, RH12 1SL – use the green bin by the cottage door, right side of the main building, under the window. 24/7
  • Thakeham – Thakeham Village Hall which is usually open Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10.00 to noon
  • Storrington – Pop-up once a week at Storrington Community Market – Fridays 9.45 to 11.15, in Storrington Village Hall, near the Chanctonbury Leisure Centre
  • Slinfold – Red Lion Pub car park (collecting – writing equipment, snack packets, crisp bags, sweet and savory biscuit wrappers, cake packaging and bread bags
  • Henfield – Launching on 28.01.20 drop off location will be at Henfield Haven, Hewitts, Henfield, BN5 9DT, run locally by www.sustainablehenfield2030.org volunteers
  • Amberley – location details to follow
  • Pulborough – launching January 2020 drop off location at St Marys Primary School, Pulborough
  • Ashington – coming soon
  • Cowfold – coming soon
  • Kingsfold – coming soon
  • Nuthurst – coming soon
  • A number of schools are collecting for our single-use plastic recycling scheme. They have recycling bins for their school and in some instances the wider community. They collect, sort and dispatch with pre-paid address labels provided by us in secondhand boxes.

If you are interested in setting a micro-drop off location for us in your community, take a look at this page which explains the procedure or contact us here.

NOTE:

Please only give us the waste resources listed on our flyer. These are some of the plastics we have been wrongly receiving, but they CAN be recycled at collection points at the larger stores of most major supermarkets: 

– All plastic carrier bags, except biodegradable or compostable bags

– Breakfast cereal liners

– Shrink wrap & ring joiners from multipacks of water, cans etc

– Frozen food bags, e.g. bags for frozen vegetable, chips, etc

– Dry cleaning bags/bags covering new clothing

– Magazine and newspaper wrappers

– Bags for fruit and vegetables

– Bubble wrap

For online shopping deliveries, many supermarkets also allow you to hand your unwanted bags back to the driver for recycling.

These posters show in more detail the waste resources we recycle through TerraCycle.

You can learn about other ways to recycle hard to recycle materials here.

Our Refill Service

Did you know we offer a personal and household cleaning product bottle refill service at the Horsham Repair Cafe on the first Saturday of every month? Saving you money and reducing the number of plastic bottles which need recycling. At the Horsham Repair Cafe you can also buy organic, dry and loose food from a new Horsham based company Earthkind, bring your own container and only pay for the food!

Prices may vary from those shown below:

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