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Recycling In Crawley

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Non-council collectors

Crawley Recycling Centre

Metcalf Way, Crawley RH11 7XN

For more information, such as opening times and what is accepted at this centre, visit the Council website.

More ways to recycle

There are three main ways to recycle through Crawley Borough Council, although you may find that there are other things you want to recycle that the council won’t take. Thankfully, there are other things you can recycle in Crawley to stop them going into landfill. 

If you want to find out about what the council will take, head over to our West Sussex page.

The main charity shops in Crawley

If you know of a great recycling initiative in Crawley, we would love to talk about it here so more people know about it. Just let us know so we can shout about it.

Non-council collectors in your area

Although the Crawley Borough can recycle a range of items, there are lots of household items that can’t be recycled through them. Thankfully there are local initiatives, like Terracycle, that allow you to recycle things to stop them going into landfill.

What is Terracycle?

TerraCycle is a recycling company that allows collectors, like Crawley Down recycling, to send them items to be recycled in exchange for points. These items are things that cannot go into council recycling bins and often end up in landfill. Like soft plastic packaging and cosmetic packaging.

Points are earned by the weight of each category of waste and can be exchanged for cash. Crawley Down Recycling then give the cash to a range of charities. 

Find out more about Crawley Down Recycling as well as what they can cannot recycle on their Facebook page.

What other things can I recycle in Crawley

The Tesco Extra in Hazlewick Avenue recycles soft plastics. Items such as cucumber wrappers, salad bags, bread wrappers and crisp packets are accepted.

If you have thin plastic lids, plastic pouches (e.g micowave rice, petfood etc), the Co-Op in Tilgate Parade have collection points for these. You can see a full list of what they do and don’t collect on their website

The Specsavers in the high street (The Martlets) should have a recycling point for your old glasses and contact lenses. 

The Boots in the County Mall Shopping Centre that should have a collection point for the cosmetic packaging that they sell to be recycled. You can find out more about their recycling scheme on their website.

Photo shows the Boots store in Chichester that recycles packaging that is difficult to recycle.

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