Unwanted items

Rather than sending unwanted items to landfill why not donate to charity or someone who needs them.

Charity shops

By donating to your local charity shop you will be reducing landfill and supporting a good cause.

You can either search for your nearest charity shop or visit your local high street.

Please only donate items that could be reused. Some charities will accept furniture so long as it is in good condition and for items like sofas chairs and beds has its’ fire safety labels.

Freecycle

Freecycle aims to reduce landfill by offering a free web site where people can give away or ask for things that would otherwise be thrown away.

There's a site for Littlehampton and one for Bognor Regis.

Other reuse organisations

You can use the power of social media to advertise unwanted items rather than them go to landfill.

Share posts with friends or join one of the local Facebook selling and recycling groups within the Arun area.

Electrical recycling

Small electrical items such as hairdryers, power tools and DVD players can be collected with your weekly rubbish collection. You will need to put them in carrier bags next to your bin.

For more details see electrical recycling.

Other places to recycle

If you are not able to donate the items then you can take them to your local recycling centre for free. For some recycling centres you’ll need to book an appointment.

Collections

Biffa can collect large unwanted items including sofas, beds, mattresses, fridges and cookers.

They can collect up to eight items from domestic properties for Arun residents. The service costs from £29 for the first item collected and £9 to £40 for each additional item depending on the size. There are discounted rates for OAPs.

You could also use a registered waste carrier, a list of which is provided by the Environment Agency, you’ll be able to search by distance or business name.