Find out what can be recycled in your blue-lidded recycling bin or for some Arundel residents your green recycling boxes.

Yes please

  • junk mail
  • cereal and egg boxes
  • newspapers and magazines
  • scrunchable wrapping paper
  • catalogues and directories
  • clean takeaway containers
  • foil trays
  • tin foil
  • wine and beer bottles
  • perfume bottles
  • jam and sauce jars
  • food and drink cans
  • pet food cans
  • empty aerosols
  • biscuit and sweet tins
  • fruit juice cartons
  • custard cartons
  • soup cartons
  • milk cartons
  • milk and drinks bottles
  • bathroom and laundry bottles and tubs
  • moulded plastic packaging
  • food, fruit and ready meal pots, tubs and trays
  • plastic container lids
  • squashed plastic bottles with the lid attached

All of the above should be:

Clean - free from food and drink leftovers
Dry - keep your recycling bin lid shut
Loose- no plastic bags
Squashed – to save space in your bin squash bottles (then reattach the lid) and cardboard boxes

For those Arundel residents who have recycling sacks instead of bins please note that glass cannot be put in the sacks and instead can be taken to your nearest neighbourhood recycling site.

These items can be taken to your local recycling site, along with clothes and shoes at selected sites. Lots of household items such as electrical goods can also be recycled at household waste recycling sites (HWRS). For some HWRS you’ll need to book an appointment

No thanks

  • shredded paper
  • paper towels
  • tissues
  • pet food pouches
  • crisp packets
  • Pyrex
  • drinking glass and crockery
  • cables
  • batteries
  • electrical items
  • plastic bags and film
  • plant pots and seed trays
  • polystyrene

You can download the full recycling leaflet here:

Arun recycles leaflet[pdf] 905KB

For easy reference why not print this out and put on your fridge or in another handy place.

Visit West Sussex County Council for an A to Z list of what can and cannot be recycled.