Here you can view our recycling made easy leaflet that guides you on what you can and can't recycle.
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Blue recycling bin
Recycling has never been easier! Simply place these items clean, dry and loose in your blue bin and put out for collection:
- Plastic bottles
- Paper (Please note: Shredded paper cannot be recycled, and must go in your waste bin).
We collect all glass bottles and jars from your household in a separate green crate to your general blue recycling bin.
Glass crate collection involves a lot of manual handling and therefore we ask you only to use boxes provided by Hart District Council and do not over fill your box to reduce risk of injury and spillage.
You may have more than one crate and these are currently free. If you would prefer a wheeled bin for your glass collection we can supply a 140 litre bin for £32.59. Please contact us to order a crate or bin.
Please visit one of our bottle banks if you would like to recycle extra glass on one of your non collection days.
Recycling centres offer additional facilities for when you need to recycle items which aren't collected from the kerbside. They are also great for helping charities and giving unwanted items a new home!
The My Area section of our website will show you where your nearest recycling centres are. If you need to find a recycling bank by type of material you would like to recycle then please see our recycling sites by material leaflet.
Items you can recycle at local recycling centres include:
- Shoes and Clothes
- Small electrical items - WEEE recycling
At the start of July 2019 councillors made the decision to remove cardboard banks from around the district. This decision followed and ongoing problem with banks being misused. Users opted to leave large amounts of cardboard next to the banks rather than break it up and put it in the banks, making a mess and encouraging further flytipping.
We appreciate that for responsible users of the site this is a frustration but would like to remind people that flattened cardboard can be left out next to your recycling bin for collection. Please remove any polystyrene and plastic packaging.
For very large amounts of cardboard (ie. following a house move) please use the Household Waste and Recycling Centres.
Household Waste and Recycling Centres
You can recycle even more at the Household Waste and Recycling centres (HWRCs), find your nearest centre.
- Springwell Lane, Hartley Wintney
- Wade Road, Basingstoke
- Eelmoor Road, Farnborough
- Ivy Road, Aldershot
The centres are managed by Hampshire County Council. For more information please visit the Hampshire County Council website.