Refuse – Reduce – Reuse – Repair – Recycle – Rot
Please see links below for some ways to get involved and learn more about zero waste. It seems that there are new initiatives every week: if you come across any we’ve missed, or that are out of date, please get in touch so that we can keep this page as useful as possible.
- Refill Chichester (+ FB) + places like The Refillery in Drapers Yard and Bear Boy Fresh in the same place (which dispenses milk into your own bottles).
- Bognor and Chichester #return the plastic FB group https://www.facebook.com/groups/360460571183566/
- Cloth nappy library (via facebook)
- Zero Waste store in East Wittering (Mind, Body, Medical at Wittering Walk, Cakeham Rd, East Wittering, Chichester PO20 8RR)
- Mobile store Refill and Replenish on the Hampshire side see here for where they’ll be and when.
- EcoSwap Community hub opened in Bognor in July – see their FB page.
- Diana Morgan has a business selling items that support this, such as beeswax wraps and laundry eggs.
- Take the WSCC climate pledge here
- Local markets have fruit and veg, and look out for olives and nuts which can fill your own containers.
- Cleaning products refillery at Horsham Repair Cafe 1st Saturday of the month
- Wash your clothes without detergent try Terra Wash
- Food recycling with UKHarvest a Chichester based company. UKHarvest collects quality surplus food from a variety of retailers/ producers and delivers it, direct and free of charge, to incredible charities that can make use of it to support those in need. They provide much needed assistance to vulnerable men, women and children across the UK.
- Freecycle Chichester
- Grandads Front Room, Bognor collects surplus food from shops and excess produce from Chichester community allotments
- Old duvets, towels and newspapers: Cat and Rabbit Rescue, Sidlesham
- Rapanui is a clothing company on the Isle of Wight who will take back it’s clothing to recycle it
- Stone Pillow
Donate to Restore
Do you have good quality furniture or household appliances which you no longer need?
If you live in Chichester, Arun or the surrounding areas, contact Stonepillow Restore by telephone 01243 698547 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we can discuss your donations and arrange a collection date with you. Alternatively you can bring your donations to Restore, Unit 3, Plot 27, Terminus Road, PO19 8UE and take the opportunity to browse for hidden treasures!
- Chichester Repair Café or FB page https://www.facebook.com/ChichesterRepairCafe/
- Horsham Repair Cafe on the first Saturday of every month offers repairs, recycling single plastic, refinery for cleaning products and energy advice
- Love your clothes gives lots of useful advice about caring for your clothes and upcycling old clothes you no longer want
- Bruised Apples is someone called Paul who looks after Apples and Macs when they need help. Emsworth based.
WSCC collect more than you might think. See their official page, but also this one and their FB page. You can visit the Ford Materials Recycling Facility and see for yourself what happens to the contents of our recycling bins.
- Milk bottle tops recycling at St Paul’s https://www.stpaulschichester.org/milkbottletops.htm and at 12th Chichester Scout Hut and St Wilfrid’s church hall, Parklands. Also at St Richards Church and Selsey Town Hall
- Batteries: Tesco, M&S and many more!
- Biscuit wrappers: Chichester College
- Blister packs from tablets: your WSCC recycling box
- contact lens recycling scheme: Boots (who collect old spectacles too)
- cosmetic containers: Body Shop Chichester (including toothpaste tubes)
- Crisp packets (clean, plastic – all types) to be collected by Terra Cycle. Collection points now at Chichester College and at Assembly rooms on North Street, Chichester.
- Electrical – most charities won’t take these (but see small electricals below) StonePillow take good quality working items like fridges, washing machines
- Furniture – Stone Pillow and St Wilfred’s Hospice shop in Chichester, both will collect from home. Grandads Front Room in Bognor Regis, including white goods
- Ink cartridges: St Wilfred’s Hospice shops and Chidham primary school
- Pens, including biros, felt tips, highlighters: Jenny, Eco Chi member is collecting these to recycle via Lavant School TerraCycle scheme. Please bring any pens to the Monday meetings at Crispins Tea Room. Jessie Younghusband School also have a collection box, as does Chichester College
- Plant pots: B&Q
- Shoes and clothes – good quality items to either swap rail at Eco Chi stall or to the many charity shops. Textiles and shoes can also be put in the schwopping bins in Marks & Spencer (By the tills at the North St and East Street branches). They are passed on to Oxfam who sort them into saleable and non-saleable. The latter go for shredding for other uses. Chidham school also has clothes textiles bin in playground (they benefit from collections)
- small electrical goods: Cancer Research on South Street (they have someone who can test them)
- ‘Soft’ plastic bags can be recycled at most supermarkets with bins to do this. Another idea from nifty bins is to use soft plastics to stuff cushions, for example outdoor ones made from old tents!
- Soil and hardcore – Bognor Road opposite Honda on the A259 going to Bognor from Chichester
- Spectacles + mobiles: Oxfam South St
- stamps – Oxfam South Street; Lavant Church
- sweet wrappers: Kilo bags of sweetie wrappers for a charitable cause; Recycling for Ellie’s Fund – a BTRS Charity Fund. Please see link for more details.
- Tesco – plastic bags, light bulbs, ink cartridges, batteries
- Toothpaste tubes, and other plastic oral hygiene items: Tangmere Dental Practice Malcolm Rd, for the Cat and Rabbit Rescue at Sidlesham. Other dental practices do this, including Mulready Dental Practice in Midhurst. Why not ask your dentist to do this?
- Water filters – Robert Dyas
- Watches: Cancer research shop also take & sell them on with new batteries in.
- TerraCycle offers recycling programmes funded by brands, manufacturers, and retailers around the world to help you collect and recycle your hard-to-recycle waste. Choose the programs you’d like to join; start collecting in your home, school, or office; download free shipping labels; and send them your waste to be recycled.
- (Woodhorn Group based at Oving – where our Council green waste goes) https://earthcycle.co.uk/
- Composting advice (WSCC) https://www.westsussex.gov.uk/land-waste-and-housing/waste-and-recycling/composting
- Bring your non cooked kitchen waste to Transition Chichester Community Vegetable Garden every Wednesday 10-11.30am
- Compost Awareness
- West Sussex Waste Prevent Partnership https://www.wastepreventionwestsussex.co.uk/volunteers/ gives advice on food wastage, composting and textile usage