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The launch of a kerbside collection for small electrical items, textiles and household batteries in May 2021 has exceeded all expectations with over 9 tonnes collected in just one 4-week period.

Your Conservative-led Horsham District Council has the highest recycling rates in West Sussex and amongst some of the best in the UK, so with the launch of this conveniently free collection option we are aiming higher with our recycling goals. All residents can book online for a free collection of broken or unused small household electrical items such as irons and kettles PLUS unwanted textiles ie clothing, shoes and towels PLUS household batteries.
There are a few restrictions so please check out the news link.
On the 5 August 2021, HDC and WSCC launched a trial for a new reuse project. Wooden or soft furniture (like sofas, tables, chairs, chest of drawers, TV units) that are in good condition can be dropped off at the handy Reuse Hub which is in the Hop Oast Park and Ride car park. Large domestic appliances like fridges and washing machines will not be accepted but may be considered as the trial progresses.
The aim is to capture items still in good working order to keep them in circulation for longer.
It is expected that in 2022 a food waste collection will start throughout the county. In Arun, where a trial is currently happening, the participation rate is 85% PLUS they have seen a 38%
reduction in black bin bag waste. HDC is investigating the possibility of a subsidised scheme to encourage more residents to compost using Hot Bins.
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