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It’s time to be a champion in recycling

Posted on 21 July 2016

With so much sport on offer this summer, opportunities to recycle are increased.

In a summer that’s jam packed with sport, the opportunity to recycle has never been greater.

With so many people glued to the TV, picnicking or barbequing outside there will be lots of packaging, cans and cartons which can be recycled.

Items include:

• Cans (beer and fizzy drinks)
• Bottles (beer, wine, water, squash and spirits)
• Pringles tubes and lids
• Clean takeaway plastic tubs
• Clean pizza boxes
• Ice cream tubs
• Strawberry punnets
• Kitchen foil

David Barling, West Sussex County Council’s Cabinet Member for Residents’ Services, said: “It’s not often that there are three major sporting events on, one after the other.

“As you enjoy them with family and friends, remember that a lot of your food containers can be recycled – be it a can, tin, carton, bottle or a plastic tub, pot or tray.”

More than 100 tonnes of aluminium cans were recycled in July 2015, but throughout the year 636 tonnes were thrown in the bin.

David added: “Landfill costs for aluminium cans and glass bottles cost the Council more than £120,000 last year, which especially in a time of austerity is money that could have been better used for other purposes.

“Please remember that if it is clean, dry and loose, that it can be recycled.”