Recycling is collected every two weeks and transported to the facility in Ford

How this Ford facility deals with recycling from all over West Sussex - in pictures

Approximately 76,000 tonnes of recycling from around West Sussex ends up at a facility in Ford each year for sorting.

The Ford Materials Recycling Facility is one of the most technically advanced centres of its type in the country. Our photo gallery gives a behind-the-scenes glimpse of what takes place there. Find out more in our full report here: What happens to your recycling in West Sussex? We visited the Ford facility to find out

But most of the facility is automated. Optical scanners sort the items by their type
But most of the facility is automated. Optical scanners sort the items by their type
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The items travel around the facility on more than 100 conveyor belts
The items travel around the facility on more than 100 conveyor belts
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Staff supervising the process
Staff supervising the process
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Less than 8 per cent of waste that enters the facility leaves without being sorted
Less than 8 per cent of waste that enters the facility leaves without being sorted
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