March 2022 news

View our news items from March 2022.

On site survey results

Based upon a survey of site users, the trial Book to Recycle scheme has proved popular.

The survey found that 79 per cent of people already want the system to be made permanent.

In addition, 99 per cent of respondents either strongly agreed or agreed that queuing time has improved since its introduction - one of the key aims of the trial.

Food Waste Action Week is coming!

Wasting Food Feeds Climate Change - every bit of leftover food has an environmental impact - whether it's that soggy bag of salad or last night's leftovers. While governments and businesses have an important part to play in fixing the climate crisis, food waste from UK households produces roughly 25 million tonnes of CO2 every year.

That's why on 7 March 2022 we'll be joining millions of concerned citizens for Food Waste Action Week 2022, a week of action bringing the nation together to fight the problem of food waste.

This year the spotlight is on an unsung hero which lives in most British kitchens and could save you money as well as help save the environment - the humble microwave.

Learn how to defrost frozen food like a ninja and you could be well on your way to saving an average of £730 a year!

It's time for ordinary citizens to roll up their sleeves and make sure food is used to feed people instead of bins, to help fix the climate crisis.

If you're hungry for change, visit the Love food hate waste website to find out how you can get involved today.

Do you have room to compost?

In partnership with GetComposting.com, West Sussex County Council is offering subsidised compost bins for residents this spring, helping your garden thrive towards its healthiest year yet. With a bit of optimism you can reach out and almost touch the warmer months, so what better way to prepare your garden than to start composting.

Composting has countless benefits and spring is the perfect time to get started! The process simply involves recycling your daily plant and food waste, along with any other organic materials you can find. This can include grass cuttings, unwanted plants, organic kitchen waste such as fruit and vegetable peelings, tea bags, coffee grounds and even the contents of your vacuum. Together, these will naturally decompose over time to produce a ready-made mixture rich in nutrients to feed your soil and nourish your garden.

It really is that simple and it’s a great way to minimise waste in your household, which would otherwise contribute to polluting the atmosphere with harmful methane emissions. Read more about composting on our waste reduction page.

Buying a home compost bin at a special price is the perfect opportunity to kick-start your composting journey and team up with a friend or neighbour to save some money too!

Home compost bins, together with a range of special offer water butts and additional accessories, can be ordered via Getcomposting.com, or by phoning 0844 571 4444.

Sussex Kinder Living Show 2022

You can find our waste prevention team at the Sussex Kinder Living Home Show on Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 March, at County Hall North in Horsham. They will be available for a chat and to answer specific questions on waste prevention and recycling that you may have.

Pop down and see the info stand for all things waste prevention, ideas for reuse in the home, tips on recycling and placement of recycling bins in the home to make it easy for all to recycle, ways to avoid single use plastics, and more!