Summer trips? Carry on recycling

If you're camping out, there are lots of things you could be recycling

Last updated:
6 February 2018

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Heading off on a camping trip this summer?

The Recycle for West Sussex team has some top tips to help reduce the amount of waste created.

There are lots of things that can be recycled in your kerbside collection – from drinks cans and aerosols sprays, such as insect repellent and deodorant, to plastic bottles and containers – so why not bring your empties home to ensure they are recycled?

Just make sure they are clean, dry and loose before putting them in your recycling bin!

Many of the devices we take with us, like torches, radios, lights, hand held games consoles, run on batteries.

Used batteries shouldn’t be placed in your rubbish bin, instead they can be taken to special containers at your nearest Household Waste Recycling Site.

Disposing of them properly means their metal components can be recycled. Alternatively, why not choose to use rechargeable batteries wherever possible?

Similarly, don’t just bin your camping gas canisters. They are explosive and should be taken to your local Household Waste Recycling Site.

David Barling, West Sussex County Council Cabinet Member for Residents’ Services, said: “Camping out under the stars is a wonderful way for families to enjoy a break.

“But it can also generate a lot of rubbish – we’re just asking you to take a few minutes and consider recycling your waste instead of just binning it.

“It all helps ensure West Sussex – as well as the wider countryside around Britain – remains beautiful and unspoilt.”

To find out more about recycling in West Sussex or to find your nearest Household Waste Recycling Site, please visit the Recycle For West Sussex website.

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