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Items We Recycle

Here is the list of items that are accepted in our bin Douglas but cannot go into the kerbside blue top bins, but are recyclable!  We are able to raise cash for local charities and community organisations.  If you can help us raise even more we would be grateful – and it keeps it out of landfill which is good for the environment too!

Sue and John Wellfare, Recycling in Lancing

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Bathroom products update

From 22nd January we will no longer be able to take shampoo/shower gel and other plastic lids from beauty products, neither roll on deodorants either or pots that have had body cream etc.  unless they are the Kate Somerville brand or tubes from Hair Care.

We will still be able to take hand cream tubes – all brands. liquid soap pumps and refil packs, facial wipe packets, old make up, anything from Baylis & Harding and Living Proof Hair Care.

Ellas Kitchen / yoghurt pouches Stops

This waste stream collection has now come to an end as of March 2022.

Cat and Dog Food Plastic Pouches Stops

This waste stream collection has now come to an end.  Coop, Tesco and some Sainsbury’s stores are able to take this waste stream amongst their soft plastic collection schemes.

Coffee Pods Stops

As from 12 December 2021 we are no longer able to take Tassimo and Nespresso coffee pods.  This recycling scheme has come to an end.  Thank you to everyone who support this waste stream over the years!

Bread and Bakery

All brands stretchy bread bags. Any brand of bakery plastic packaging e.g. rolls, naan bread, wraps, crumpets, tea cakes, muffins, waffles, croissants, plastic trays, zipper bags, plastic packs etc and pizza boxes. Warburton wax bread bags. We do not accept any other plastic bags other than bakery items.

To learn more about Warburtons  CLICK HERE

warburtons bread bags recycling in Lancing

TOP TIP – Please use your bread bags to sort all the different waste streams you are collecting, it saves us so much time.  So after you use them we recycle them – thank you!

Marigold Gloves (including the packets they come in)

You can recycle your Marigold® gloves and the plastic packaging To learn more about Marigold Recycling CLICK HERE

Recycling in Lancing Marigold gloves


All brands of filter coffee/bean packets & Kenco & Nescafe refill packets – even from cafes & outer packets from Tassimo

Good Refill Pouch

Good Refill Pouch Recycle your shampoo refill pouches through this programme – Aussie, Head and Shoulders, Herbal Essences and Pantene.

To learn more about Proctor and Gamble (the makers of these products) and their Environmental Sustainability CLICK HERE

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Any Brand.  NOT those used for personal care or with harsh chemicals i.e. ones used in motor garages, etc.  (Sponsors – Spontex®)

Spontex latex gloves recycling in Lancing

Burst Bees

Burt’s Bees waste stream – makeup packaging.  For more information on Burt’s Bees company values CLICK HERE

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Soap Pumps and refill packs

You can recycle your liquid soap pumps (not Carex) and Bayley’s of Bond Street® hand wash pumps and refill pouches just put the lid back on the pouch. The cleaned plastic bottles go into your blue recycling bin.

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Beauty Products

Accepted: Facial wipe packets, old make up (no glass), kate somerville skin care pots, Murad skin care, Paulas choice packaging and hand cream tubes all brands.

Recycle your Baylis & Harding pumps, caps, refill packs and flexible tubes through this programme. The cleaned plastic bottles go into your blue recycling bin.

To learn more about Baylis and Harding’s sustainability programme CLICK HERE

Recycling in Lancing Baylis and Harding products

Toothebrushes, Tubes and including the Plastic Packing

We can take all oral care products and packaging.  Toothbrushes including the Plastic Packaging, Tubes and Floss Containers. We can also take the heads from electric ones, interdental brushes, flossing harps and the plastic packets new ones come in, toothpaste tubes including the boxes. The cardboard box needs to go into your blue recycling bin. We can’t take the pump toothpaste tubes.  The large multinational company Colgate-Palmolive pay for this recycling programme. And no actual floss.

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Plastic Confectionary Packaging

We can now take ALL BRANDS of plastic confectionery packaging.  Plastic chocolate and sweets pouches and bags.

Chocolate and sweets multipack outer plastic packaging.  Individual chocolate bar wrappers.  Plastic Chocolate bar wrappers

We do not accept aluminium foil, cardboard and paper wrappers e.g. individual foil and paper packets (like Rowntree’s Fruit Pastelles/KitKat Biscuits) and cardboard tubes and boxes (like Smarties/after eight) These can be recycled via our local council facility. Metal tins and rigid plastic trays or tubs e.g. Quality Street plastic tubs or Dairy box chocolate box. These can be recycled via our local council facility. No Quality street wrappers.

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Cheese Packaging

Any size/brand of cheese wrapper plus the nets from snack cheese and the wax / nets / cellophane from babybels.

Recycling in Lancing Chesse wrappers Accepted

Waste that is NOT accepted:

  • Plastic cheese tubs and trays (these can be recycled through local council facilities
  • Cardboard cheese boxes and paper wrapping (these can be recycled through local council facilities)
  • Aluminium cheese wrapping
  • Wooden cheese boxes
  • Cheese slice dividers

Flexible Dishwasher Tablet Packing

All brands and sizes of flexible dishwasher tablet packaging and washing up liquid tops. All brands and sizes of flexible laundry washing capsules and pods for dishwashing, cleaning, fragrance flexible packaging, tinted fabric softener bottles and lids and now the cellophane around the dishwasher tablet.   Also the plastic boxes that laundry tablets come in.  The Sponsors are the multi-national company Reckitt Benckiser® Wrappers from around the bottle of toilet cleaner & lenor Unstoppables. 

Reckitt Benckiser dishwasher tablet packaging lancing in recycling

Biscuit Wrappers and Cracker Wrappers

Any make of Biscuit Wrapper and Cracker Wrapper any size – i.e. digestive, ginger nuts, custard cream, cream crackers, cheddars, Cracka wheat, rice crackers, snack a jacks, including individual biscuits ie penguins.  The outer wrapper including clear cellophane wrappers from BISCUITS and mini rolls.  Individual wrappers from crackers.

PLEASE NOTE: no other cellophane can be taken, even it appears to be the same. 

Jacobs cracker wrappers

Nuts, Popcorn and Pretzels

Packets – Any type (Sponsors – KP Snacks ®)

Kp nuts packaging taken recycling in lancing

Crisp Packets and Pringle Crisp Tubes

We can take any Crisp and Nut Packets and the outer wrappers from Multipacks. Pringle Crisp Tubes not their  plastic lids (this can go into your council recycling bin).  Now including Popcorn, Nuts, Pretzels and Pork Scratchings.

This waste stream of recycling is supported by KP Nuts.  For more information CLICK HERE

We do not accept Knotted packets, Crisp packets folded into triangles, Granola or muesli packets or rice packets, fridge raiders, plastic lid from Pringles – goes to the council bin and no seed mix packets.

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Writing Instruments

All Writing Instruments (except wooden pencils and crayons) can be collected, regardless of their brand or material – ballpoint pens, felt tips, mechanical pencils, markers, highlighters and correction fluid containers.  Bingo markers.

Please, no pencils, glue sticks or crayons.

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Living Proof

√  Yes to Living proof: bottles and caps, spray bottles and caps, shampoo bottles and caps, conditioner bottles and caps, ONLY,

No To: Hazardous packaging such as nail polish, aerosols, cardboard, wood and bamboo packaging.

Living proof products

Trigger Sprays, Plugin Air Freshners, All Purpose Wipe Packets and Liquid Tops

ALL TRIGGER SPRAYS BUT NOT THE BOTTLE (ie Mr Muscle/bathroom/kitchen/window cleaners) and plastic air fresheners.  Any make or size. Plug in air fresheners and the packaging they come in.  Plastic tops from any make of air freshener & plastic packaging they come in.  All purpose wipe packets, washing up liquid tops, all purpose liquid tops. Fabric softener tops and tumble drier sheets (not the box).

All plastic air fresheners and the packets they come in – ANY MAKE OR SIZE.  Fabric softener tops and liquid detergent tops. Any AEROSOL tops and soap pumps, any brand will do.

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Hasbro Toys and Games

√  Broken or damaged toys and games – ALL BRANDS ACCEPTED.

No To: Electronic toys and games, Batteries or battery operated toys, Baby and toddler furniture, Bicycles, scooters, skateboards etc.  Items in good condition.

Hasbro Toys and Games Recycling Programme

Taylors of Harrogate

Any brand and any size of flexible coffee packaging – beans or filter coffee and instant coffee refill packs.

Taylor's of Harrogate flexible coffee packaging

Plastic Milk Tops

Plastic Milk Tops (Clear/White, Red, Blue, Green, Purple, Orange tops ONLY).  NO TOJuice / Lemonade / Tonic Water / Coke / Yogurt lids etc, Nothing marked ARLA either. We cannot take lids from alternative milk.

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Ferrero Rocher

√  Any Ferrero Rocher and Ferrero Collection aluminium wrappers, transparent plastic box and outer plastic wrappers, gold plastic trays. Ferrero Rocher ice cream plastic packaging.

NOT ACCEPTED: Paper casing and cardboard packaging and chocolate paper packaging (these can be recycled through your local council).  Any other brand of chocolate plastic packaging and plastic boxes. Ice cream sticks or any other brand of boxes/packaging

Ferrero Pralines Recycling Programme - Recycling in Lancing

Food Storage Containers and Reusable Bottles

√  Yes to all brands of rigid plastic food storage containers and lids. Including takeaway containers and lids (washed out). All brands of reusable plastic water bottles and caps & babies bottles.

No To: Glass containers and lids, Glass bottles and caps, Flexible plastic containers and bottles, Teats from babies bottles

Food Storage containers and reusable bottle programme - Recycling in Lancing