Sustainable Henfield ask you to save some plastics which can’t be recycled in the blue-topped Council bins and take them to our recycling points in Henfield. We send them to Terracycle where the plastic is made into other products, and they send money to our chosen charity – Henfield Haven.
|What we accept and who takes it||What we don’t accept|
|Hamfelds (box by till in shop) accept Flexible dishwasher, laundry tablet/capsule/pod packaging,|
Lenor tumble dryer sheets,
Surface cleaning wipes packaging, tinted rigid tubs and tinted fabric conditioner bottles and caps.
All trigger sprays
Soap pumps, caps and refill packaging
Shampoo & shower gel lids
|NO cleaning bottles or glass containers,|
Plug-in air fresheners
|Radmalls Funeral Services|
(in a wheelie bin to side of building) accept:
Crisps and snack packs, any type & size Ideally fold in half and put into the larger crisp/snack packs. See clip here.
Nuts, popcorn, pretzels and pork scratching packets – Any type and any size including multipacks
|NO crisp packets folded into triangles or knotted|
|Post House Café (in a wheelie bin in garden) accept:|
Chocolate and sweets plastic wrappers
Biscuit, cake or cracker plastic wrappers
Pringles Crisp Tubes including plastic lids and paper. Ideally please flatten tube as per this clip.
|NO aluminium foil, cardboard, cellophane and paper wrappers.|
Individual sweet wrappers, eg Quality Street or Ferrero Rocher
|Swains Farm Shop & Henfield Haven (in a wheelie bin in the grounds) accept: Cat and dog plastic food pouches,|
& dry food plastic packs
(must be rinsed & dry)
|NO plastic or tin foil trays,|
Dry pet food paper packaging
|Goodness Henfield (box in shop) accept:|
Pens, felt tips,
mechanical pencils, markers, highlighters, correction fluid containers
|NO wooden pencils, wax crayons or glue sticks|
|Natasha Beauty Salon (in a bin outside) accept:|
Makeup tubes: eg mascara, lipstick, blusher, lip gloss, bronzer, eye shadow containers
Face cream pots & lids.
Facial wipe packs.
Lids from aerosol deodorants
|NO glass or metal containers, aerosols or plastic bottles,|
Baby wipe packaging
|Bespoke Interiors (inside shop) accept: Toothbrushes, toothpaste tubes & caps. Dental floss containers & plastic packaging||NO pump toothpaste tubes, Electric toothbrush stems|
Floss or dental sticks
|4 Seasons Dry Cleaners (in a bin outside the shop) accept:|
Branded bread loaf bags eg Hovis, Warburtons, Kingsmill, Tescos
|NO packaging from bread rolls, bagels, pretzels, crumpets, naans or similar products. NO other plastic bags|
|Stokes Newsagent (in a bin outside the shop) accept:|
Baby food/yoghurt pouches
(please rinse and replace lid)
Ella’s kitchen baby food snack packets
|Rushfields Garden Centre, Poynings (in a bin inside by exit) accept:|
Cheese pouches or individual cheese wrapper, eg cheddar. Sliced cheese protective film. Plastic nets for mini cheeses. Please rinse out and dry
|NO plastic tubs or trays, cheese boxes, aluminium cheese wrappers, wax and waxed paper, slice dividers or squeezy tubes.|
|Henfield Eye Care (inside shop) accept:|
Contact lenses and their blister pack and foil
|NO rigid gas permeable contact lenses or contact lens solution bottles|
|Relish Café (accepts recycling inside the café)|
Kenco coffee refill bags and plastic lids Tassimo and L’Or coffee machine discs/pods & foil packs
(Note: a reusable stainless steel coffee pod is now available for all coffee machines, so please use this instead of plastic pods. Or use a cafetiere or Aeropress)
|NO other makes of coffee recyclables|
If you would like ideas of how to store this at home please look at this clip: 11 Ways to Make Collecting Waste at Home Easy – The TerraCycle Blog
Who pays for the Recycling
We collect these waste streams via the Terracycle Free Recycling Programme. There are now over 50 brands, manufacturers and retailers who pay for their plastic waste to be sent and processed into plastic pellets. Below is a list of who pays for our recycling streams:
|Air, home and laundry||Proctor and Gamble|
|Soap pumps and refill packs||Carex and Baylis and Harding|
|Crisp and snack packs||Walkers|
|Popcorn, pretzels, nuts||KP Nuts|
|Biscuit, cracker and cake wrappers||Pladis|
|Cat and dog food plastic packaging||Mars Petcare & Purina PetCare|
|Personal care and beauty products||Garnier|
|Makeup, tubes and beauty wipes||Burts Bees|
|Dental care products||Colgate|
|Bread loaf bags||Hovis|
|Baby food & yogurt pouches||Ella’s kitchen and Danone|
|Cheese wrappers||Cathedral City|
|Contact lenses, blister packs/foils||Acuvue|
Terracycle then pays a certain amount straight to Henfield Haven according to the weight sent. In November 2019, Terracycle reached the milestone of raising £1million for UK charities, schools and not-for-profit organisations.
What sort of products from the recycled plastics?
The plastic is reduced in size by being shredded or ground, then melted and reformed into pellets, flakes or powder and sold to manufacturers to make other products.
Examples include: outdoor furniture and decking, plastic shipping pallets, watering cans, storage containers and bins, tubes for construction application, flooring tiles, playground surface covers and athletic fields, and many more.
Please come and be part of our Team
We have over 50 lovely volunteers who support our high street shops/businesses and collect, sort, pack and send it off. If you would like to be part of our team, please do get in touch – SH2030@mail.com. The more helpers we have the less we each have to do.
Thank you for continuing to help us keep this plastic out of landfill