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West Sussex continues recycling drive

West Sussex has continued its drive to reach recycling figures of 45% by 2015 with the opening of two new state-of-the-art facilities.

Under its ‘Reclaim West Sussex’ contract with Viridor Waste Management, a bulk transfer station and household waste recycling site (HWRS) have opened for business in Westhampnett.

Reclaim West Sussex contract operations manager Peter Miller said: “The Westhampnett bulk transfer station and HWRS have been designed to provide better opportunities for recycling, reduced queuing and provide safer access for residents.

“They will enable householders to dispose of bulky household waste that is unsuitable for kerbside collection more easily than before and to deposit other recyclables such as cans, plastic bottles, glass, green waste, electrical waste, wood and tyres.”

Developed as part of the 25 year recycling and waste handling contract, the integrated facilities are aimed at making a significant contribution to achieving targets by making recycling easier for local residents.

Planning consent has also been granted for a Materials Recycling Facility on the south eastern part of the Ford airfield, subject to completion of the necessary legal agreement.

Since the contract with Viridor began in April 2004, recycling in West Sussex has increased by 5% to 27%, well above the national average of 17%.

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