Recycling

 

To check your recycling collection day, please use the collection day search. To tell us that your recycling collection has been missed, please use the missed bin form

What can be recycled

Pots tubs and trays
  • Yoghurt, cream and soup pots, ice cream and margarine tubs, food and ready meal trays, fruit/vegetable punnets, cosmetic pots and tubs (this includes black plastic)
Cartons
  • Fruit juice cartons, long life milk cartons, smoothie cartons, other cardboard cartons
Metal cans
  • Food cans, drink cans, pet food cans, empty aerosol cans
Glass
  • Coffee jars, drink bottles, sauce bottles, jam jars 
Foil
  • Aluminium foil, foil containers
Paper and card
  • Newspapers, magazines, food packaging sleeves, envelopes, junk mail, cards, wrapping paper, telephone directories, catalogues, egg boxes, cereal boxes
plastic bottles
  • Drink bottles, milk bottles, shampoo bottles, detergent bottles, washing up liquid bottles (not bottle lids)

 

All of the above can be placed directly into the blue top recycling bin, and should be:
  • Clean - free from food and drink leftovers
  • Dry - keep your recycling bin lid shut
  • Loose - no plastic bags

These items can also be taken to your local recycling centre, 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. To save room in your recycling bin, you should squash bottles and cardboard boxes. Please make sure all items are clean and dry, as it may contaminate other items and render them unsuitable for recycling. For more information on recycling, please see the Recycle for West Sussex page. The Wastebuster site gives educational information for schools. 

 

What cannot be recycled

Unfortunately, we are not yet able to recycle:

  • Food
  • Polystyrene
  • Bottle lids
  • Any other glass and crockery
  • Carrier bags
  • Other rubbish

You should not put confidential paperwork or shredded paper into your recycling bin. If you recycle the wrong things, it wastes considerable time and resources at the recycling plant, and may render other materials unsuitable for recycling. 

 

Small electrical items recycling FAQs

Please see the Electric Recycling page for details.

 

Recycling at flats

If you live in a flat, you will either have a large recycling bin or a number of blue top bins. These should be kept in the bin store or near the rubbish bins. Unfortunately, some flats are unable to have recycling facilities due to storage space or collection access. If you do not have recycling facilities at your flat and think you should, please contact your managing agents or landlord.

 

Lost, damaged or missing bins

If your home does not have a recycling bin, or your bin is lost or damaged, you can request a replacement which will be delivered to your property. Please either use our recycle bin request form or call 01903 737754 or email cleansing@arun.gov.uk. Unfortunately our recycling bins are currently out of stock. We're expecting a delivery in early Jan 2019 and will aim to get a replacement bin out to you within 12 weeks of this.

 

Recycling sacks

Some areas of Arundel are provided with recycling sacks, rather than bins, due to the location of their property. If you are already enrolled on the scheme and would like to request more sacks, please use our online recycling sack request form or contact 01903 737754. Please note that glass should not be placed in recycling sacks, but instead taken to your nearest  neighbourhood recycling centre.

 

Visitors days at Ford Materials Recycling Facility

From time to time, we offer our residents free visitor experience days at Ford Materials Recycling Facility (Ford MRF).  These days are a rare opportunity to take a look for yourself at what goes on inside an MRF, and we have received a great deal of positive feedback from previous attendees.  The sessions usually fill up fast, so you do need to book ahead to secure a place on one of the experience days.  

Details for upcoming sessions will be added when available.