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Oil: Used 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 for recycling. The plastic bottles 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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Oil: Used Engine Oil

Your local Household Waste Recycling Site (HWRS) will accept waste engine oil. Special containers are provided for the reception of oil. Please bring any waste oil to the site in a suitable container and dispose of the empty container as directed on site.

Engine oil will only be accepted if it has come from domestic households. Waste engine oil arising from the work of a business will not be accepted.

FACT: It is illegal to dispose of used oil by pouring it down the drain or into waterways. It will contaminate water, damage marine life and harm the bacteria which break down sewage. It will also contaminate drinking water.

Please note: The following substances cannot be poured into the oil container: petrol, thinners, solvents and transformer oil, mineral and cooking oil. For details of how to dispose of these materials please speak to a member of staff at the site.

If you have a very large amount of engine oil to dispose of please phone the site beforehand or contact a private contractor. Please contact the Environment Agency on 08708 506 506 for more advice on engine oil disposal.

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

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


Please DON’T put electrical appliances in your recycling bin at home as these will cause damage to the sorting equipment at Ford Materials Recycling Facility (MRF).

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