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Cans

Food, drink and pet food cans can all be recycled simply by placing them in your recycling bin at home.

Please give them a quick rinse out so they are clean from any food/drink leftovers.

Items for your recycling bin:

Yes please:

·         Food cans

·         Drink cans

·         Pet food cans

·         Empty aerosol cans – e.g. deodorant & hairspray cans etc

 

No thanks: paint tins, saucepans, electrical items, garden tools, utensils, gas canisters and batteries.


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 cans are placed in your recycling clean and free from any food/liquid leftovers.

 

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Car Batteries

You can take your old car batteries to your local Household Waste Recycling Site (HWRS) for recycling. These will be placed in special containers at the site. 
 

The lead in car batteries is a valuable resource, and the battery cases can be recycled into new plastic products.

 

Please do not empty the battery before taking it to your local HWRS. This must be done in a controlled environment to avoid risk of contaminating land and water supplies.

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Cardboard

You can recycle cardboard, cardboard packaging and paper by putting it in your recycling bin at home.

Items for you recycling bin:

Yes please
·         Newspapers and magazines
·         Computer paper
·         Telephone directories
·         Food packaging sleeves
·         Greeting cards
·         Egg boxes
·         Cereal boxes
·         Yellow Pages
·         Catalogues and brochures
·         Wrapping paper
·         Envelopes
·         Junk mail – please remove any plastic film. The plastic film CANNOT be recycled



No thanks: shredded paper, metallic wrapping paper and paper towels

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 you only put clean and dry cardboard and paper in your recycling bin at home.

If you have larger bits of cardboard that does not easily fit in your recycling bin at home, please take them to your nearest Household Waste Recycling Site (HWRS) for recycling.

Shredded paper CANNOT go in the recycling bin.

 

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Cards

You can recycle your old greeting cards by placing them in your recycling bin at home.

 
Alternatively you can try to reuse your old greeting cards before recycling them!

Here are some ideas to get you started.

·         When it comes to reusing greeting cards, one of the simplest things to do is to cut the front picture off the old greeting card and use it as a postcard or to make a new greeting card.

·         Make tiny gift boxes from them.

·         If there is nothing written on the inside of the front, reuse it as a thank you note and send as a postcard.

·         Make bookmarks from them.

·         Storage Box - Use decoupage techniques to create a fun box.

·         Gift Tags – cut the design from the front of the card as use as gift tags.

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Carpets

You can take your old carpets and mattresses to your local Household Waste Recycling Site (HWRS).

Unfortunately there is no sustainable route for recycling carpets and mattresses.

Please dispose of your carpets and mattresses with the general household rubbish at your local HWRS.

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Cartons

Clean and empty drink cartons can be recycled by putting them in your recycling bin at home.

Items for your recycling bin:

Yes please

·         Fruit juice cartons

·         Long life milk cartons

·         Soup cartons

·         Smoothie cartons

·         Other cardboard cartons

 

No thanks: crisp packets, cat food pouches and soup pouches


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 you only put clean, dry and empty cartons in your recycling bin at home.

 

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Catalogues

You can recycle your old catalogues and brochures by placing them in your recycling bin at home.

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CDs

You can take old and unwanted CDs and DVDs to your local Household Waste Recycling Site (HWRS) for recycling. 
 

Just pop the CD or DVD in one of the designated blue wheelie bins at the HWRS, along with its plastic/card case and paper insert, and these will be recycled into new products.

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Ceramics

Ceramics, such as crockery and bathroom tiles, CANNOT be recycled in your recycling bin at home. 

You can recycle ceramic items by taking them to your local Household Waste Recycling Site (HWRS) and placing them in the container for soil and hardcore.

Charges for DIY-type waste were suspended on 11th April 2017. 

Please note - Midhurst HWRS does not have a soil and hardcore container.

If you are undertaking a major DIY project that will produce a large amount of ceramic waste, you may need to make disposal arrangements of your own, such as hiring a skip, de

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Chipboard

You can take old chipboard to your local Household Waste Recycling Site (HWRS) for recycling. Please place the chipboard in the wood container.

Please do not burn chipboard as it contains toxic glue and resins.

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Christmas Cards

Christmas cards can be recycled by placing them in your recycling bin at home.

 

Alternatively, why not try reusing your cards before recycling them?

Here are some ideas to get you started.

·         When it comes to reusing greeting cards, one of the simplest things to do is to cut the front picture off the old greeting card and use it as a postcard or to make a new greeting card.

·         Make tiny gift boxes from them.

·         If there is nothing written on the inside of the front, reuse it as a thank you note and send as a postcard.

·         Make bookmarks from them.

·         Storage Box - Use decoupage techniques to create a fun box.

·         Gift Tags – cut the design from the front of the card as use as gift tags.

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Christmas Trees

Real Christmas trees can be taken to your local Household Waste Recycling Site for recycling.

Simply place them in the container for green waste, and they will be composted into soil condition locally. This soil conditioner, ‘Revive’, can be purchased at the HWRS. 

Please remove any Christmas decorations before recycling your Christmas tree!

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Christmas Wrapping Paper

You can recycle your wrapping paper by placing it in your recycling bin at home.

 

Please remove bows, ribbons and excess sellotape before putting the wrapping paper in your recycling bin at home.

 

Foil and metallic wrapping paper that has a plastic feel to it CANNOT be recycled due to the plastic coating on it.

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Cleaning Products

Chemical cleaners can be disposed of at your local Household Waste Recycling Site (HWRS) where site staff will be happy to help you.

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Clinical Waste

Clinical waste is mainly produced by hospitals, doctors' surgeries and veterinary practices, but also arises from residential homes, nursing homes and private households.

Examples of clinical waste include: blood, human / animal tissue and syringes.

Clinical waste CANNOT be accepted at HWRS due to health and safety reasons, and this material must be disposed with care.

Customers wishing to dispose of this material should seek guidance from their GP or local doctor’s surgery.
 

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Clothes

Old and unwanted clothes and shoes can be taken to your local Household Waste Recycling Site (HWRS) and placed in textile banks for reuse and recycling. 
 

Please ensure clothes and shoes are clean, dry and bagged before placing them in the textile banks.

 

Clothes and shoes that still have some life left in them will be sorted and sent for reuse. Old and well-worn clothing will be recycled by shredding and used in the ‘flocking’ industry as car seat filler.

 
Charity shops will accept clothes and shoes in good condition for resale.

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Coat hangers

Metal/wire coat hangers can be recycled in the Metals containers at HWRSs, unfortunately we cannot recycle plastic hangers as there are NO sustainable or secure markets for those types of plastics to be recycled.

Please do not put metal/wire or plastic coat hangers in your home recycling bin. If you can't take metal/wire hangers to a HWRS, please put them, as well as plastic ones, in your general waste bin.

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Computer Paper

Paper can be recycled by placing it in your recycling bin at home. This will be sorted for recycling at Ford Materials Recycling Facility (MRF).
 

Shredded paper CANNOT be recycled in your recycling bin at home.

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Computers

You can recycle your old computers by taking them to your local Household Waste Recycling Site (HWRS).

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Construction / Demolition Materials

Household construction and demolition waste includes: rubble, bricks, fencing, doors, window frames, plasterboard, breeze blocks, stones, soil, turf, ceramic/porcelain bathroom fittings, tiles and masonry which can all be disposed of your local Household Waste Recycling Sites (HWRS); excluding Midhurst. 

Charges for DIY-type waste were suspended on 11th April 2017.
 

Residents are permitted to dispose of up to 200kg of household construction and demolition waste.

If you are undertaking a major DIY project that will produce a large amount of hardcore waste, you may need to make disposal arrangements of your own, such as hiring a skip, delivering the waste to a private waste facility or contacting your local district or borough council for more information. 

 

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Cookers

Old cookers and ovens can be recycled at your local Household Waste Recycling Site (HWRS)
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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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Cooking Oil

You can take your used cooking oil to be recycled at the following Household Waste Recycling Sites (HWRS):
- Billingshurst
- Bognor
- Burgess Hill
- Chichester (Westhampnett)
- Crawley
- East Grinstead
- Horsham
- Littlehampton
- Shoreham
- Worthing

This new recycling service is for householders ONLY to recycle their used cooking oil.

Please bring the used cooking oil to the HWRS in plastic bottles and the used cooking oil can be deposited in special containers on site. The plastic bottle can then be recycled in the appropriate container. Please ask a member of staff for assistance.

A maximum of 5 litres per visit can be accepted.

The used cooking oil will be recycled to produce a fuel, which can then be used to generate electricity.

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Crisp Packets

Crisp packets CANNOT be recycled as they are a mix of plastic and foil. Please do not put them in your recycling bin.

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Curtains

You can recycle your old curtains by taking them to your local Household Waste Recycling Site and putting them in the textile banks.

These will be sent for reuse. If the curtains aren’t suitable for reuse they will be shredded and used in the ‘flocking’ industry as a filler to pad out car seats for example.

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