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September 17 2016.

Lewes District Council is keen to encourage residents to think about some of the less obvious items that can be recycled. There are many bathroom and household items that can be recycled including toothpaste boxes, plastic shampoo bottles, toilet roll tubes, beauty cream bottles and jars and empty scent and aftershave bottles.

The theme of National Recycling week, which runs from September the 12th to the 18th is “The Unusual Suspects” and the Council is keen to highlight the benefits of recycling.

Councillor Paul Franklin, Lead Member for Waste at Lewes District Council said: “It would be great if residents can find that extra glass bottle, jam jar, tin, bag of clothes or newspaper to recycle on a regular basis. Over time this will make a big difference and help to increase recycling rates across the district.

"We have chosen National Recycling Week to launch a short online survey that gives residents the opportunity to let us know what would help them to recycle more, particularly food waste and at the same time enter our prize draw to win a number of £50 vouchers.”

To take part in the recycling online survey, that is open until 12 October 2016, visit:

For more information about National Recycling Week visit: