Find out about recycling in West Sussex


Find out about recycling items beginning with the letter W. Includes wallpaper, window panes and wood.

Last updated:
4 September 2020
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1 Wallpaper

Wallpaper cannot go in your recycling bin as there are different types of wallpaper and not all of them are made from just paper.

There may be residue of adhesives, paint or plaster on the paper, along with special coatings that mean it cannot be recycled.

Used wallpaper should be placed in the general waste bin.

2 Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE)

SeeĀ Electrical and electronic equipment

3 Windfall apples

See Apples

4 Window panes

Window panes cannot be recycled. Please take them to your nearest Household Waste Recycling Site (HWRS) and dispose of them carefully in the general household waste bin.

5 Wood

Small amounts of wood generated from a household can be recycled at your local Household Waste Recycling Site (HWRS).

You can recycle wood such as pallets, packaging wood, painted wood, chipboard and MDF. Place these items in the wood container at your local site.

6 Wrapping paper

Paper based wrapping paper can be put in your recycling bin at home. Please remove any bows, ribbons and excess sellotape before putting the paper in your recycling bin.

Foil and metallic wrapping paper that has a plastic feel to it cannot be recycled due to the plastic coating on it.

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