Creating positive change through what we buy and how we use resources
Rethink. Reuse, Repair. Recycle.
We are a friendly group of volunteers who want to support our community to reduce its impact on the planet. We collect plastics for recycling and have set up the monthly repair café.
Do come along and see us at the Farmers market or Repair café if you’d like to find out more or email [email protected]
Here’s what we’re working on
There are a number of local and not too far away shops where you can refill your containers to reduce buying new packaging.
Click here to: Find shops that provide refillables locally
If we don’t recycle our plastics, they will be burnt as refuse derived fuel. And if everyone recycled everything they could in their blue bin, West Sussex County Council would have over £2 million extra to spend on services.
Can you be a recycling champion?
Click here for: What can go in your blue bin
All soft stretchy and crinkly plastic can be taken to: the recycling bins outside the Co-Op
And this is what we collect at the Farmers market. We work in partnership with Upper Beeding primary school, Terracycle and Sussex Green Living (who raise money for the air ambulance):
Bread and cheese wrappers | Marigold gloves and their packaging | Carex packaging | Flexible laundry and dishwasher tablet packaging | Taylor’s of Harrogate packaging
Also collected in Steyning
- Batteries can be left in a bag on top of your blue bin on collection day
- Green and Healthy on the high street collect Brita branded water filters
- Steyning stationers collect branded printer ink cartridges
- Robinsons opticians collect disposable contact lens containers
And further afield
- Majestic wine merchants collect used corks (but you can leave them with us at the Farmers market to reduce the number of journeys)
- You can send off to Gillette for a bag to recycle plastic razors
Use the links below to help you find out what you can recycle and where:
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