Reducing waste (including single use plastics and water)

Here in the Horsham District we currently recycle well over 50% of our waste - that puts us as one of the top 20 performing councils in the UK for improved kerbside recycling rates, and the best in West Sussex.  Our District residents have also reduced the amount of household waste produced per household by 53kg which is now the lowest in West Sussex.

But we cannot rest on our laurels as more can always be done and, as a council, we continue to ask all residents to keep thinking about how they might be able to reduce, reuse or recycle their household waste even more.

Check out our top tips below - but these are just some suggestions you may like to try.  If you have some top tips you'd like to share please contact Horsham District Council and we can add them to these pages.

Find out more

  • At Sussex Green Hub in Horsham on the last Saturday of every month there will be a range of environmental services, solutions and advice, along with lots of friendly and welcoming volunteers who want to help you take small green steps to save money and the planet. There's even a community café where you can enjoy a drink and light refreshments. Find out more as well as a wide range of other carbon reduction initiatives taking place across Sussex at the Sussex Green Hub website.
  • Visit which aims to support young people from all backgrounds to understand more about climate change and its impact on the planet, to take real environmental action and to make positive life choices.