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

Tony Longworth, the MRF production manager, is one of 74 staff at the site
Tony Longworth, the MRF production manager, is one of 74 staff at the site
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By the end of the process, it will end up in a single-material bale like this
By the end of the process, it will end up in a single-material bale like this
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Around 76,000 tonnes of recycled material goes through the facility each year
Around 76,000 tonnes of recycled material goes through the facility each year
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Four people remove any items that should not be in the recycling by hand
Four people remove any items that should not be in the recycling by hand
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