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How can I recycle that?

posted 2 Nov 2010, 16:53 by Heather Rogers

So, how’s it going with your blue bin recycling? Getting used to the new collection schedules may have taken a week or two for most of us, but hopefully you’re now finding there’s quite a bit less general rubbish going into your regular bin.

But what about the things that can’t go into the blue bin but that aren’t totally rubbish either? What can you do with some of those things? Here are a few ideas that may help you to recycle more as well as clear out some of the clutter:

Furniture: Furni-Aid of Crawley will collect good quality unwanted furniture in return for a donation to their petrol costs. Call them on 01293 618844.

Textiles: there’s a collection point for textiles in the King’s Head car park.

Electrical items: the Horsham Matters charity shop will take and resell most electrical items, though are not so keen on TVs and video recorders. They also accept many other items for re-sale and can arrange to collect or deliver bulky items. Call them on 01403 217381.

Mattresses: there’s an organisation near Chichester that can strip the recyclable components out of old mattresses. Call them on 01243 649057.

Printer cartridges and mobile phones: take these into Rudgwick Primary School and they can be passed on to generate some extra money for the school.

Light bulbs: ordinary lights bulbs can’t be recycled so put these in the rubbish bin. BUT don’t put low energy bulbs in the bin as they contain a tiny amount of mercury and so need to be recycled. Find collection points for these at our local Household Waste Recycling Centres.

Batteries: don’t put batteries in the bin as they contain chemicals that need to be reclaimed. Drop them off at a Household Waste Recycling Centre or prompt us at Sustainable Rudgwick to put one of our collection jars in a centre near you, like a pub. We’ll empty them and so make it easier for you to get rid of them in a responsible way.

Find more recycling ideas on our website at www.sustainablerudgwick.org.uk. There’s also lots of great information at www.recycle-more.co.uk

SEE US AT THE APPLE DAY ON 10/10/10. AND BE THE APPLE OF OUR EYE BY GETTING THERE BY WALKING, CYCLING OR CAR SHARING IF YOU CAN

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