Waste Prevention Questionnaire

Closed 31 Oct 2019

Opened 23 Sep 2019


Photo of waste recycling items in the top of a bin.

Our latest bin analysis survey results show that every year about 22,000 tonnes (that’s around 14%) of items placed in the county’s rubbish bins could have been recycled. Instead these items are being put in with general rubbish and processed as waste. 

Worse still it’s costing our residents over £2.5 million each year in council tax to dispose of them. That’s £2.5 million that could go towards supporting other important public services. 

West Sussex County Council is committed to improving recycling rates and diverting as much material as possible from going to waste, but we can’t do it without your help. 

We would like to ask you some questions to help us better understand what you know about recycling, what you think about the collection service you are receiving and how we can keep you informed in the future. 

This survey should only take 5 minutes, and your responses are completely anonymous. 

Thank you for supporting recycling in West Sussex.


  • All Areas


  • All West Sussex Residents


  • Recycling
  • Waste