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Acid

Acid is classed as hazardous waste and needs to be disposed of separately from general waste items.

Household Waste Recycling Sites (HWRS) accept acid in small quantities (25 litres) where special containers are provided.

If you require further assistance, please ask a member of staff at the site or for further information please contact Waste Management Services on 01243 642106.

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Aerosol Cans

These are items such as deodorant, hairspray and air freshener cans.

These can be recycled at home in the recycling wheelie bins or placed in the plastic bottles, cans and glass bottles/jars containers at the Household Waste Recycling Sites.


The contents of the container will be taking to Ford MRF and mechanically sorted and separated into individual material types before being baled up and sent for reprocessing into new goods  These are typically recycled into new cans


For safety reasons please do not try to squash or pierce the cans.

 

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Aluminium foil and containers

You can recycle aluminium foil and foil containers in your recycling bin at home.

Items for your recycling bin:

Yes please

·         Aluminium foil

·         Aluminium foil containers

 

No thanks: crisp packets, cat food pouches, soup pouches, dirty foil and foil wrapping paper

 
These, along with the rest of the recycling in your bin, will be taken to Ford Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) to be sorted and separated into individual material types ready for the next stage of the recycling process.  

Please ensure that all foil and foil containers are clean and free from any food leftovers before putting them in your recycling bin.

More Easter info here: http://www.wastepreventionwestsussex.co.uk/seasonal/

 

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Antifreeze

Antifreeze is classed as hazardous waste and needs to be disposed of separately from general waste items.

Household Waste Recycling Sites (HWRS) accept antifreeze in small quantities (25 litres) where special containers are provided.  

Please click here to locate your nearest HWRS.

If you require assistance then please ask a member of staff at the site or for further information please contact Waste Management Services on 01243 642106.

 

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Apples

Please dispose of your apples in your general household waste bin or place them in your home composting bin.

 

Do not put into your household brown/green waste bin or the household waste recycling site's green waste bin. The facilities where your green waste is recycled are controlled by the Animal By-Product Regulations which restrict the materials they accept.

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Appliances

Broken and unwanted electrical appliances can be recycled at your local Household Waste Recycling Site (HWRS).
 

Any items that require batteries or need to be plugged into the mains to work are classed as WEEE. This stands for Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment.

 
WEEE contains materials such as metals and plastics which can be recycled. However these items MUST NOT be placed in your recycling bin at home. Please take any unwanted and broken WEEE to your local HWRS.

 

Your local HWRS will accept a wide variety of WEEE for recycling such as toasters, microwaves, electric toothbrushes, lawn mowers, hairdryers, fridges, washing machines, power tools and so on. 

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Asbestos

Asbestos is classed as Hazardous Waste, so needs to be disposed of with care.

There are many different types of asbestos that may be found around the home, but the ONLY type of asbestos accepted at some of the Household Waste Recycling Sites is CEMENT BONDED ASBESTOS, that may be found in garage roofing sheets, down pipes etc.

FIBEROUS ASBESTOS materials (pipe and boiler lagging, sprayed coatings, insulation boards, fire stopping materials etc) are NOT accepted at Household Waste Recycling Sites.  Consult the Health and Safety Executive (HSE):
Web: http://www.hse.gov.uk/asbestos/
Tel: 0300 003 1747  


Instructions for Disposal

For Health and Safety reasons the material must be double wrapped or double bagged in:

·         1000 gauge polythene

 

Once the asbestos has been double wrapped or double bagged, it must be sealed with tape. Bags and sheeting can be purchased from a builder's merchant or DIY store.

A maximum of 200kg of this cement bonded asbestos will be accepted at any of the sites listed below. If you have a large amount of asbestos to dispose of you will need to arrange for this to be disposed of through a private contractor, for which you may be charged.

·         Burgess Hill

·         Chichester (Westhampnett)

·         Crawley

·         Worthing


Please telephone the site before visiting to check there is sufficient space available within the asbestos containers.

Due to the potential hazard of the material, employees are not required to assist members of the public deposit asbestos.

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