As of Wednesday 1 April, Mid Sussex District Council will be able to accept your household pots, tubs and trays in your regular household recycling collections across West Sussex.

You’ll be able to recycle things like yoghurt pots, ice cream tubs, fruit and vegetable punnets and ready meal trays, as well as your plastic bottles – please just ensure they are clean, dry and loose!

From the start of April, plastics that can be accepted in your recycling are:

  • Milk and drinks bottles;
  • Bathroom bottles;
  • Laundry/detergent bottles & tubs;
  • Yoghurt, cream & soup pots;
  • Ice cream & margarine tubs;
  • Cosmetic pots & tubs;
  • Food & ready meal trays;
  • Fruit & vegetable punnets; and
  • Plastic container lids (such as those used on coffee jars).

But there are still a few plastic items that we can’t accept in your household recycling. These include:

  • Plastic carrier bags & plastic film;
  • Expanded polystyrene;
  • Plant pots & seed trays;
  • Plastic toys; and
  • Plastic furniture.

To find out more about recycling plastics in West Sussex please visit