Find out about recycling in West Sussex


Find out about recycling items beginning with the letter L. Includes lawn mowers, leather and lightbulbs.

Last updated:
4 September 2020
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1 Lawn mowers

Household lawn mowers both electrical and petrol can be taken to your Household Waste Recycling Site (HWRS). Please note, that as petrol is hazardous, all fuel must be emptied prior to disposing of it.

2 Leather

Old and unwanted leather clothes, shoes and accessories can be taken to your local Household Waste Recycling Site (HWRS) and placed in textile banks for reuse and recycling.

Please ensure items are clean, dry and bagged before placing them in the textile banks.

Charity shops will accept clothes, shoes and accessories in good condition for resale.

3 Light bulbs

Low energy light bulbs and fluorescent tubes contain mercury and are classed as hazardous waste.

Due to the mercury content in these items, they must not be thrown away with your general rubbish.

You can recycle these items by taking them to your local Household Waste Recycling Site (HWRS).

Please do not put low energy light bulbs or fluorescent tubes in your recycling bin at home.

Normal light bulbs cannot be recycled so should be thrown away with general rubbish.

LED lightbulbs can be recycled at your local Household Waste Recycling Site but as they are classified as small WEEE (Waste Electronic and Electrical Equipment) they must be put in the small WEEE container on site. Please do not put these in your home recycling bin.

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