Find out about recycling in West Sussex


Find out about recycling items beginning with the letter G. Includes garden waste, glass and greetings cards.

Last updated:
4 September 2020
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1 Garden chemicals

Household Waste Recycling Sites (HWRS) can accept small quantities (up to 25 litres) of unwanted garden chemicals. Site staff will ensure safe disposal of the product.

2 Garden waste and grass cuttings

You can recycle your garden waste and grass cuttings by taking it to your local Household Waste Recycling Site (HWRS) for composting.

On site there are designated bays, containers or skips for your old grass cuttings, leaves, branches and so on.

Very large branches, tree stumps and logs need to be placed into the wood bins.

3 Gas bottles

Gas bottles can be taken to your local Household Waste Recycling Site (HWRS). These will be returned to the issuing company and refilled for further use. Gas bottles must not exceed 15kg in size.

Alternatively, you can return it to the place where you purchased the bottle. If you do not know where that was, there will be a name of the type of gas on the bottle and you can return it to a local dealer of that gas, for example Calor.

Gas bottles cannot be placed in your recycling bin at home as they are explosive.

4 Glass, bottles and jars

Only glass bottles and jars can be recycled in your recycling bin at home.

Items for your recycling bin

Yes please:

  • coffee jars
  • wine bottles
  • beer bottles
  • jam jars
  • sauce bottles and jars

Please remove the lids from your bottles and jars before putting them in your recycling bin. If the lid is metal, you can pop that in your recycling bin. But, please place it in your recycling bin loose.

Please ensure that all glass bottles and jars are placed in your recycling clean and free from any food or liquid leftovers.

You can also try to reuse your jam jars at home for homemade jams and chutneys, or for storing items such as screws and nails, or other food ingredients like sugar.

No thanks:

  • mirror or window glass
  • Pyrex
  • drinking glasses
  • milk bottles
  • ceramics
  • crockery
  • glass vases
  • paperweights
  • spectacles

These items are to be placed in with your general household waste as they have different chemical properties to jars and bottles.

5 Glasses (spectacles)

Next time you buy a new pair of glasses, remember to ask your optician if they’ll take back your old pair for recycling.

It is estimated that there are 200 million people in the developing world whose quality of life would be drastically improved if they owned a pair of glasses.

6 Greeting cards

See Cardboard and cards

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