We give all residents a blue-lidded wheelie bin for home recycling. Mid Sussex recycles 45% of our waste at the kerbside and we aim to increase this amount with your help.

What shouldn't go in my recycle bin?

There are many things that shouldn't be put in your recycling bin, such as:

  • Plastic bags
  • Pet food pouches
  • Cooking or motor oil
  • Books
  • Shoes
  • Computers
  • And more

For a full list of dos and don'ts please visit Recycle Sussex for help and guidance.

Please also take a look at our handy leaflet: What can I put in my recycling bin?

For information on how to recycle larger items or to get them picked up by us please take a look at our bulky waste collection page. Or take them to household waste and recycling sites.

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

  • Clean – free from food leftovers,
  • Dry – keep recycling bin lid shut and make sure any side waste is dry
  • Loose – no plastic bags

If your wheelie bin is not big enough, please put your extra rubbish into other containers and leave beside the wheelie bin on your collection day.

Suitable containers would be a plastic container or a cardboard box.

Home recycling

Recycling in and around the home can be easy when you know how.

Thinking carefully about what products you buy at the supermarket and how to recycle them is the first step towards home recycling.

If you are going to recycle at home you may want to get a food-waste digester.

For more information please take a look at our Home composting page.

Contact us

Online Enquiry Form

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

Last updated: 06 June 2018