As we welcome the New Year and many of us try to keep our New Year’s Resolutions, what better time to reaffirm a commitment to recycling our everyday items to do our bit for the environment.

West Sussex charity 4Sight Vision Support has a long-established recycling scheme which helps to raise funds to support blind and sight impaired residents across the county. Additional items have recently been added to the scheme, many of which would otherwise go to landfill. Items include stamps from everyday post or stamp collections; old or foreign coins and notes; jewellery, watches, games consoles, cameras, tablets and mobile phones (any condition or age) and ink cartridges (except laser toner cartridges).

You can recycle cracker, biscuit and cake wrappers, Pringles tubes, mini cheese nets, and cheese packets – but please wash them first! They would even love to have your old car, as they have the resources to turn old cars into cash via auction or scrap!

In addition, if you received a gift that wasn’t quite ‘you’ this Christmas and don’t want it to go to waste, 4Sight Vision Support would love your new and unopened items to use as raffle and auction prizes in future.

Items for recycling can be dropped off at their Head Office in Victoria Drive, Bognor Regis, and unwanted Christmas gifts can be dropped here or at the charity’s Shoreham Centre in Pond Road, all during normal office hours. For further details, or if your business/club/society/café would like to become a public recycling point, please call the Fundraising Team on 01243 828555 or email