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Doing a spot of gardening this Easter?

Posted on 16 April 2014

Take a trip to your local Household Waste Recycling Site.

Viridor is gearing-up for some great gardening weather over Easter weekend and an influx of garden waste arriving at West Sussex’s 11 Household Waste Recycling sites (HWRSs). The HWRSs are open from 8am to 7pm weekdays and from 9pm to 7pm on weekends (except Midhurst which operates 8.30am to 5pm Monday to Saturday only) to help West Sussex residents recycle unwanted items and garden waste is no exception.

Garden waste such as shrub prunings, branches, grass cuttings, leaves, weeds and anything else residents don’t have the room to compost at home are all accepted free of charge at the 11 HWRSs in partnership with West Sussex County Council.  Viridor staff will be available to help people unsure of what or where to recycle their other items.

Jen Hake Viridor’s Education and Customer Relations Manager commented “With residents expected to be getting into the garden this Easter, it is important to us that garden waste gets composted rather than mixed with people’s rubbish. That is why our helpful staff are ready and waiting to accept residents’ garden waste and all other unwanted household items.”

All garden waste deposited at West Sussex HWRSs is composted in the county by one of Viridor’s specialise compost partners, Olus Composting and the Woodhorn Group. The end result is a brand new product called ‘Reclaim’ which is a great soil conditioner and is ideal for use in gardens and other horticultural uses and is available for sale at most HWRSs for £4 per 40 litre bag or 3 bags for £10.

29,023 tonnes of garden waste was received across West Sussex’s HWRSs and composted last year and made into ‘Reclaim’ soil conditioner which has been awarded the quality standard PAS 100.

Last year, by taking their garden waste to the HWRSs, residents helped contribute to a 42.6% recycling rate for West Sussex.