The West Sussex Waste Partnership recently carried out a study which showed that 22,000 tonnes a year, or just over 14 per cent of the general rubbish collected from homes in the county, could have been recycled.
The study found the common items that could have been recycled but were being missed were:
Plastic pots, tubs, and trays (including black plastic)
Card (corrugated and non-corrugated)
Newspapers, magazines and other recyclable paper
Glass bottles and jars
To highlight the issue a video has been produced to show the mountain of recycling which is being missed and the amount of money that could be saved if this material was being placed in the right bin and recycled.
Please watch the video to find out more about the campaign and what you can and can’t recycle in West Sussex at www.thinkbeforeyouthrow.co.uk.