Garden Waste Kerbside Collections
This kerbside collection service offers a convenient alternative to trips to the tip
For an annual fee we offer collection of garden waste using reusable sacks, but from June 2010 we will be introducing wheelie bins as an alternative, the wheelie bins will come as either a 140 or 240 litre bin. For more information see our Garden Waste Collection web page.
What happens to our recycleable materials?
As you may know your recycling is currently taken to Alton MRF to be sorted and recycled, but have ever wondered what happens to the materials you recycle?.
Veolia Environmental Services have produced educational videos and a virtual tour of one of the many MRF's in England which will help explain in detail, how these materials are dealt with.
Click here to see how a MRF works.
Recycling Your Old Electrical Items
You can now recycle your Waste Electronic and Electrial Equipment (WEEE) at the following collection points accross the borough:
Hart Civic Offices, Fleet
Fleet Lyons can collect electrical appliances furniture and domestic items for a small donation. more information can be found on their website: www.communitystore.org.uk
Alternatively The Community Furniture Project are based at 6 Joule Road, Basingstoke RG21 6XH. where you can donate electrical items and furniture.
The Project has also launched a new scheme: Community Re>paint, which is coordinated nationally by Dulux, BIFFA and SWAP. Re>paint offers you somewhere to donate your usable leftover paint so it can be redistributed to those who need it.
Acceptance of Aerosols in Kerbside Recycling Collections
Following changes in the markets which process Hampshire’s aluminium, empty aerosols can now be sorted for recycling along with food tins and drink cans.
Most empty aerosol cans such as deodorants, hair sprays air fresheners
and furniture polish can be accepted in kerbside recycling collections as well as in can banks.
Aerosols for products such as insecticides, oven cleaners, paints and automotive sprays – often marked with a skull and cross bones or a black cross on an orange background – will not accepted in your kerbside recycling collection and should be placed in normal household waste bins for disposal.
Aerosols for recycling must be empty with the loose plastic lid removed and should not be pierced or squashed.
Battery Recycling Points
Please see A - Z on recycling for a list of locations.
The Council is a partner in Project Integra; the first integrated waste management strategy, in England. In short, this is a project which has all the district and unitary councils in Hampshire, including the County Council and its waste management contractor, working together to tackle waste generated in Hampshire.
Project Integra was awarded Beacon Council status by the Government in 2000 in recognition of the pioneering work of all its partners in waste management.