Changes to Waste and Recycling Collection Days
As the number of properties in the district has increased, Hart District Council, along with its waste contractor Veolia, are reviewing the waste, recycling and garden waste collection rounds in the district.
Changes to some collection days will take place in November and all affected residents will be informed during October. There is no need to contact the Council to ask if your property is subject to change. We will ensure all residents who need to be informed are contacted and given additional information by post.
Here are a few FAQ's for residents
Which services will be changing?
- Blue recycling bins and glass crates (these will remain to be collected on the same day)
- Black waste bins
- Garden waste collections
Why are the services changing?
As the number of properties increase in the district the size and shape of our collection rounds change, therefore, we have to review them to ensure we are able to collect all the waste and recycling from houses on the designated days. This ensures we are not using more fuel than is necessary and overall makes the service more reliable and efficient.
Who's collection days will be changing?
Over 70% of properties across the district will be having a day and/or a week change.
Who will receive a letter?
Every household in Hart will receive a letter from 21st October. Even if you are not going to be subject to a change in your collection day, we felt it important for you to reveive a calendar confirming your collections and some further information on recycling.Garden waste customers will receive two letters.
Can I call up to find out my collection day information?
Please refer to your letter for all collection day information.
Collection change information will not be available over the phone until our IT systems are updated and live from 4th November. From the afternoon of Friday 1st November you will able to look up your road on our webpages.
I have been sent a letter saying there is a change, but the day is the same?
Your day may still be the same, however, please re-check the letter as the collection week may have changed.
My collection day has changed and is now later in the week. Will my excess waste be taken?
Yes. Residents moving to a day later in the week will have an additional sack of waste collected from next to their bin for that week only.
Residents receiving a day change will stay on the same collection pattern for waste and recycling bins but will simply change the day their bins are collected.
I receive an assisted collection of my bins. Do I need to do anything?
No. All residents currently on the assisted list will continue to receive this service.
The week of my garden waste collection day is changing. Am I going to miss out on a collection?
No. Residents on the garden waste collection who are having a week change will receive an extra collection. Please see your letter for your collection information.
What happens if I have lost my letter?
If you have lost your letter and need assistance, please email us via firstname.lastname@example.org.
New WEEE Collection Sites:
Hart District Council has introduced several new Weee (Waste & Electronic Equipment) banks at the following locations:
- Morrissons, Elvetham Heath, Fleet
- Monachus Lane Car Park, Hartley Wintney, Hook
- Hook Car Park, Reading Road, Hook
- Civic Offices, Fleet
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. Wheeled bins are also available as an alternative, which 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 you 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 collection points accross the District.
Fleet Lions 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.