West Sussex is now able to accept household plastics like yoghurt pots, ice cream tubs, fruit and vegetable punnets, and ready meal trays, as part of your regular recycling collection across the county. Please ensure that your household plastics are clean, dry and loose.

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What can be recycled:

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All household recycling collected from the kerbside is taken to the Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) in Ford, a state-of-the-art facility that mechanically sorts the different types of materials.

Once the plastics have been separated from the paper, glass, tins and foil they are squashed into solid plastic blocks called bales and these are sent away to be shredded into small chips. The chips are then passed on to manufacturers who melt them down and reprocess them into new goods and products for people to use again.

For more information on plastics recycling in West Sussex visit www.recycleforwestsussex.org/plastics