TerraCycle is a global company that specialises in recycling typically hard-to-recycle waste which is not taken and processed by West Sussex County Council.   They have grown enormously as a result of Blue Planet II and growing awareness of single use plastic.

Henfield collects recycling via the ‘free recycling programme’ which is funded by brands, manufacturers and retailers around the world.  These companies pay for a certain number of drop-off points nationally, which are spaced around the country, so no one has to travel too far to get to one.

The plastics they collect are broken down into pellets and made into a variety of products and are sold to companies, so they can avoid using new raw materials.  Click here for other products that TerraCycle offer.  

We earn points when we send off boxes of sorted recycling, which translates into money which TerraCycle send to Henfield Haven, which is our chosen charity.  It is only small amounts, but the more we send off the more we earn.  In November 2019, TerraCycle reached the milestone of raising £1 million for UK charities, schools and not-for-profit organisations.

Please take your plastic recycling to our high street shops who collect different waste streams.  While you are collecting at home, you may like to look at different ways of storing it.

11 Ways to Make Collecting Waste at Home Easy – The TerraCycle Blog

We have lots of lovely volunteers who support the shops and collect and pack the recycling and send it off.  If you would like to help, please let us know.  There are some things you can do to help our volunteers when they are packing up certain items.  Please look at these video clips below by clicking on each item:

Crisp packets   


Bread bags  

Henfield collects the following recycling streams:

Proctor and Gamble – Air Home and Laundry
Collected in Hamfelds
Not aerosols, glass air fresheners cartridges, plastic bottles & caps, baby & beauty wipes.
PZ Cussons – Carex
Collected in Hamfelds
Any brand of soap pump. No bottles
Baylis & Harding
Collected in Hamfelds
No bottles, or other Baylis products
Walkers – Crisp & Snack Packets
KP Nuts – Snack packets – nuts, pretzels, popcorn and pork scratchings only
Collected in a wheelie bin in yard by Radmalls Funeral Directors
Pladis – Biscuits, cracker, cake & snack bar wrappers
Nestles – Confectionery bars wrappers & packets
Pringles – tubes, lids & seals
Collected in a wheelie bin in Post Office Café garden
Mars Pet Food & Purina Pet Care – Pet Food Pouches, Dried Pet Food & Treat Packaging
Collected in wheelie bins outside Henfield Haven and Swains Farm Shop
BiC – Writing Instruments
Collected by Goodness Henfield
Garnier – Personal Care & Beauty Products
Burt’s Bees – Make-Up, Tubes & Beauty Wipes
Collected in bin outside Natasha Beauty Salon
Colgate – Dental Care products
Collected by Bespoke Interiors
Hovis – Bread Loaf Bags
Collected by 4 Seasons Dry Cleaners
Kids Food Pouches and caps and Ella’s Kitchen Packets
Collected in bin at Stokes Newsagents
Cathedral City – Cheese wrappers
Collected by Rushfields Garden Centre