Rubbish and recycling A to Z


Use our A to Z to find out how to recycle or get rid of your rubbish and unwanted items.

You can find out more about recycling on our What to put in your blue recycling bin page. 

Please fill in the feedback form at the bottom of the page if there is anything missing from this A to Z or you can't find what you are looking for. 


    You cannot get rid of diesel or petrol using our waste collection service or at household waste recycling centres.

    Please contact a private disposal company, or search for car breakers or garages online.

    DIY waste

    You can get rid of DIY waste at your local Household waste recycling centres. There may be a charge for this.

    Please see the Hampshire County Council - DIY waste web page for more information.

    Dressing table

    If the furniture is in good condition, there are a number of organisations and charities, such as the British Heart Foundation, that will take it for resale. 

    You can also advertise items of furniture for free on sites such as Freegle or Freecycle to see if someone can reuse it. 

    Alternatively, you can arrange for a bulky waste collection of an item of furniture. There is a charge for this service.

    You can also take it to your local household waste recycling centre, where it can be sold on for reuse if in good condition.

    Drink cartons (tetra paks)

    You should put drinks cartons in your green rubbish bin.

    Why we can't recycle drinks cartons
    We can't currently recycle drinks cartons due to their foil lining and plastic coating. Our recycling facilities do not have the capability to separate them out from other materials.

    There is only one facility in the UK capable of recycling them and that facility is not yet able to recycle 100% of a carton.


    You cannot recycle DVDs in our blue recycling bins.

    You can donate DVDs to your local charity shop, offer them to someone through Freecycle, or sell them on.

    We also have a number of charity DVD banks. Please see our Bottle banks and recycling points page for more information.

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