GOLDEN YEARS: Launch of recycling was just smashing

Launch of recycling in December 1981
Launch of recycling in December 1981

And in goes another one...thanks to the launch of glass recycling banks in December, 1981.

But who is this and where was this picture taken? The recycling bank is labelled “Taylors” and what we do know is that Taylors Glass & Waste Recycling Limited was founded on August 14, 1981, and had its registered office in Yeoman Road, Worthing.

Do you remember when recycling began and how it affected your family? Perhaps you remember long before that, when glass bottles were returned to the shop for a penny or two?

Share your memories by contacting Elaine Hammond at or telephone 01903 282378.