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Rudgwick is part of Horsham District Council's Acorn Plus recycling scheme, which means you can recycle almost everything easily in one new bin. This page lists ways you can recycle some of the things that can't go in the new bins.

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  • Plastic: You can put plastic bottles in your blue bins, but other plastic can be recycled using the banks in the Cranleigh Leisure Centre car park. Download our handy label and stick it on one of your old recycling baskets so you know what they accept.
  • Batteries: Several locations around the village have Sustainable Rudgwick battery recycling jars, and the Co-op have their own box.
  • Textiles: There is a textile recycling bank in the King's Head car park near the Church.
  • Furniture: Furni-Aid of Crawley covers the Rudgwick area and will collect good quality unwanted furniture in return for a donation to their petrol costs 01293 618 844. You could also contact the Surrey Resource Network - a group of charities that recycle furniture across Surrey.
  • Computers: Billingshurst Household Waste Recycling Centre will take computers for recycling. Magpie in Brighton will also take old computers and attempt to reuse them.
  • Printer Cartridges: Rudgwick Primary and Pennthorpe will both accept printer cartridges for recycling.
  • Spectacles: opticians will usually take back your old specs and recycle them for charitable use.
  • Hearing Aids: opticians will often take these as well, even old analogue ones.
  • Mobile Phones: pop into the Co-op and pick up an envelope to send your old phone off to Oxfam. Rudgwick Primary and Pennthorpe will also both accept them for recyclin.
  • Electrical Items: Horsham Matters, the charity shop in Guildford Road, Horsham, will take working electrical appliances.
  • Lightbulbs: ordinary light bulbs cannot be recycled. Low-energy bulbs and strip lighting are classed as 'hazardous' and should be taken to a Household Waste Recycling Centre.
  • Stamps: Several charities welcome used stamps, eg RNIB Stamp Recycling, PO Box 185, BENFLEET SS7 9BH
Of course, the local recycling centres in Billingshurst, Cranleigh and Horsham have facilities for all sorts of waste.

The following links have some more information, and if you know of any more, please let us know!
James Smith,
19 Feb 2011, 12:07