How to Recycle Your Waste with the SH2030 Scheme
The Sustainable Henfield 2030 group is tackling damaging plastic waste produced by manufacturers and retailers, and although this page is about how to recycle, it is important to consider the other ‘Rs’ to help tackle waste:
- Reduce – avoid products that use unnecessary packaging. Contact manufacturers and retailers to request that alternatives be found. By becoming a Plastic-free Community in Henfield we are encouraging local retailers to take an active role in this.
- Reuse items – wherever possible avoid using single-use plastics. As an alternative, for example, use refillable water bottles.
- Refuse – to accept unnecessary packaging from retailers and return it to them for disposal.
- Repair – giving new life to items which would otherwise end up in landfill. The Repair Café initiative will help to address this problem but is currently suspended due to Covid.
- Re-purpose – When an item has fulfilled its original purpose, find a new way of using it.
- Rot – Raw fruit and vegetable peelings, and green garden waste can all be rotted down using a compost bin in your own garden. More information, including a full list of how and what to compost.
While manufacturers and retailers continue to produce and sell items in packaging that damages the environment, we can recycle using the Blue Top Bin collections provided by Horsham District Council. Clearly, there are many items that are not accepted by the Blue Top Bin collection, and Sustainable Henfield 2030 wants to enable residents to recycle as much of this waste as possible.
A scheme, run entirely by Henfield volunteers working with Sustainable Henfield 2030 in conjunction with Recycling in Lancing, will accept items not currently recyclable in Blue Top Bins.
Although this recycling scheme accepts many items which it hasn’t previously been possible to recycle very easily, there are exceptions. Please download the guide above.
Henfield High Street shops, Henfield Haven, Swains Farm Shop and Rushfields Garden Centre have volunteered to be collection points for many different items of recycling. So do take your items for recycling to them and support your local shops. For details Download the leaflet above. Volunteers will then sort and send off what has been collected with many of the schemes providing money for our charities, especially the Henfield Haven.
RIGHT NOW. The bins and boxes are all in place.