May 2022 news

View our news items from May 2022.

Battery fires!

Did you know that batteries can be recycled easily at supermarkets or DIY stores, or at our Recycling Centres?

Batteries placed inside bins can cause fires - we have received reports of four fires at the Mechanical Biological Treatment plant in Horsham this week alone.

Please help us keep everyone safe by keeping batteries out of your bins. That includes those hidden in electrical items such as toys or e-cigarettes as well as the ones commonly found around the house in remote controls and smoke alarms for example.

Some local councils also offer a collection of batteries and small electricals if they are placed next to the bin, you can check to see who picks up your bins and whether they offer this service.

Do you know your MBT from your MRF?

Throughout the month of May we are putting out information on what happens to the waste and recycling that is collected in West Sussex, across all of our social media channels.

We have been posting about the Mechanical Biological Treatment (MBT) facility, the Materials Recycling Facility (MRF), what they are and what they do - why not follow us and Facebook, Twitter or Instagram to find out more?


Congratulations to Sussex Green Living

Sussex Green Living, an award-winning charity based in West Sussex, are celebrating ten years since their launch.

The charity was originally set up by Carrie Cort, who took part in Waste Prevention Volunteer training with West Sussex County Council in 2012. It has now grown from a group of families learning about environmental issues, to working with local groups and schools. Helping others to set up repairs of items to save them from disposal has now won the team nine awards!

Congratulations to the entire team and here's to another ten years of environmental awareness!