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
This national scheme is closing on Easter Monday – 18th April 2022
Please take these crisp and snack packs to supermarkets with other ‘scrunchable’ plastic.
|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
Goodness Henfield (box in shop) accept: Pens, felt tips, glue sticks, mechanical pencils, markers, highlighters, correction fluid containers
|NO wooden pencils or wax crayons|
|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 bakery bags eg loaves, rolls, wraps, bagels, crumpets, wraps or similar products
Katies Nuttery (in a bin outside the shop) accept:
This national scheme closed on 15th March 2022. Please take these (with lids removed) to supermarkets with ‘scrunchable’ plastic
|Rushfields Garden Centre, Poynings (in a bin inside by exit) or Catholic Church (when open) (bin) 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|
If you would like ideas of how to store this recycling 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|
|Personal care and beauty products||Garnier|
|Makeup, tubes and beauty wipes||Burts Bees|
|Dental care products||Colgate|
|Bread loaf bags||Warburtons|
|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. Our partner organisation ‘Recycling in Lancing’ has raised £50,000 over the last 14 years for local charities.
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