Recycling Bins

We give all residents a blue-lidded bin for home recycling.

Items for recycling in your blue-lidded bin should be:

  • Clean – free from food leftovers, a quick rinse will do
  • Dry – keep your recycling bin lid shut
  • Loose – no plastic bags

If your wheelie bin is not big enough we can provide a larger or second recycling bin free of charge, please contact us

What can go in my recycling bin?

Guide to what can be recycled
Type of waste Yes please No thanks

Paper & Card
  • Junk mail
  • Cereal and egg boxes
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • Wrapping paper (if scrunchable)
  • Catalogues and directories
  • Coffee cups and lids
  • Shredded paper
  • Paper towels
  • Tissues
  • Polystyrene cups


  • Clean takeaway containers
  • Foil trays
  • Tin foil
  • Food pouches
  • Pet food pouches
  • Crisp packets

Glass Bottles & Jars

  • Wine bottles
  • Beer bottles
  • Perfume bottles
  • Jam jars
  • Sauce jars
  • Pyrex©
  • Drinking glasses and crockery

Metal cans & aerosols

  • Food cans
  • Drink cans
  • Pet food cans
  • Empty aerosols
  • Biscuit and sweet tins
  • Cables
  • Batteries
  • Electrical items


  • Fruit juice cartons (lids on)
  • Custard cartons
  • Soup cartons
  • Milk cartons

Plastic bottles & containers

  • Milk/drink bottles (lids on)
  • Bathroom/laundry bottles and tubs
  • Moulded plastic packaging
  • Food, fruit and ready meal pots, tubs and trays
  • Plastic container lids 
  • Plastic toys and furniture
  • Plant pots and seed  trays
  • Plastic bags and film
  • Polystyrene

Download our recycling leaflet here, for a printable guide to what can be recycled.

For a full A-Z list of items and further information please visit the West Sussex Recycles website

Quick room guide

Recycling in and around the home can be easy when you know how. Here is a quick room by room guide to kerbside recycling for those items you might be unsure of.

  • Shampoo and conditioner bottles
  • Shower gel
  • Blister packs
  • Bathroom cleaners
  • Liquid soap bottles
  • Toothpaste boxes
  • Aerosol cans
  • Washing up bottles
  • Bleach bottles
  • Foil
  • Surface and floor cleaner containers
  • Washing liquid and conditioner containers
  • Deodorant roll on/aerosol
  • Perfume and aftershave bottles
  • Hair, face and body product containers (glass or plastic)
Living Room
  • Newspaper
  • Magazines
  • Envelopes
  • Air fresheners
  • Tissue boxes
  • Furniture polish

All containers must be clean and dry, with small lids and trigger sprays removed if possible before putting in your blue bin.

For more general information on recycling please visit Recycle Now.

For information on how to recycle larger items or to get them picked up by our paid for service, please go to our bulky waste collection page. Or take them to your local recycling centre.

Contact us

Online Enquiry Form

Waste Management Team
Tel: 01444-477440

Last updated: 27 February 2024