Recycle Week this September!

Residents urged to find out more about recycling during Recycle Week this September


Following on from last year’s Recycle Week success, supermarkets including Tesco, Waitrose, Budgens and the Co-op, have again teamed up with Chichester District Council to encourage people to increase their recycling, as part of this year’s Recycle Week taking place 25 to 29 September.


Throughout the week, local councillors and officers will be on hand to deliver information about recycling and waste minimisation, and to answer any questions that residents have about their recycling or waste.


In order to see as many residents as possible the team will visit Tesco Extra, Chichester; Waitrose, Chichester; Budgens in Midhurst; and the Co-op in Selsey High Street, at various times during the week.


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“We estimate that around 57% of what is placed in the black household waste bin could actually be reduced, reused or recycled,” says Councillor Roger Barrow, Cabinet Member for Contract Services at Chichester District Council. “Even the most diligent among us fill our black bins with up to 20% of recyclable material such as glass, plastic bottles, yogurt pots, and paper that should be put in the burgundy recycling bin. In West Sussex alone, this amounts to 32,000 tonnes.


“I urge everyone to really help us and to think before throwing anything out and ask yourself, can it be recycled at home instead? We accept paper, card, tins, cans, plastic bottles, glass bottles, glass jars, aerosols, foil, plastic pots, tubs and trays – even tablet blister packs – in the district recycling bins. You can also find out more information from our series of short videos at


“We know that sometimes it can be confusing when it comes to recycling, especially with all the different types of packaging used these days. But, we are here to help you and we would love to meet you and advise you while we are out and about in the district during Recycle Week.”


People will be able to find out lots of information about what can and can’t be recycled at home in the burgundy bin. There will also be information about the different places where items such as clothes, shoes and small electricals can be recycled. These can’t be recycled at home but there are other outlets available to ensure they don’t get thrown away in the general waste.


During Recycle Week local district councillors and the council’s recycling team will be located as follows:


Monday 25 September:

Tesco Extra Chichester, 10am – 6pm.


Tuesday 26 September:

Waitrose, Chichester, 10am – 6pm.


Wednesday 27 September:

Tesco Extra Chichester, 10am – 6pm.

Thursday 28 September:

The Grange, Midhurst, 10am – 4pm; and

Budgens, Midhurst11am – 1pm.


Friday 29 September:

Waitrose Chichester, 10am – 6pm; and

Co-op Selsey, 11:30am to 1:30pm.