Mid Sussex recycles 45% of our kerbside waste. With your help we aim to increase this to our national target of 50% by 2020.

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 wastematters@midsussex.gov.uk

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 & egg boxes
  • Newspapers & magazines
  • Catalogues & directories
  • Wrapping paper (non-shiny & scrunchable)
  • Shredded paper
  • Paper towels
  • Tissues

Foil

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

Glass Bottles & Jars

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

Metal cans & aerosols

  • Food cans
  • Drink cans
  • Pet food cans
  • Empty aerosols
  • Biscuit & sweet tins
  • Metal jar & bottle lids
  • Batteries
  • Electrical items

Cartons

  • Fruit juice cartons
  • Custard cartons
  • Soup cartons
  • Milk cartons
 

Plastic bottles & containers

  • Milk/drink bottles
  • Bathroom/laundry bottles & tubs
  • Moulded plastic packaging
  • Food, fruit & ready meal pots, tubs & trays
  • Plastic tops/lids (jam jar size or larger)
  • Plastic toys & furniture
  • Plant pots & trays
  • Plastic bags, wrappers & film
  • Plastic tops/lids (smaller than jam jar lid)
  • 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 Recycle for West Sussex

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.

Bathroom
  • Shampoo & conditioner bottles
  • Shower gel
  • Blister packs
  • Bathroom cleaners
  • Liquid soap bottles
  • Toothpaste boxes
Kitchen
  • Aerosol cans
  • Washing up bottles
  • Bleach bottles
  • Foil
  • Surface & floor cleaner containers
  • Washing liquid & conditioner containers
Bedroom
  • Deodorant roll on/aerosol
  • Perfume & aftershave bottles
  • Hair, face & 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 household waste and recycling site

Contact us

Online Enquiry Form

Waste Management Team
Tel: 01444-477440
Email: wastematters@midsussex.gov.uk

Last updated: 11 December 2018