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. 

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    Aerosols

    Aerosols

    You can recycle empty aerosol cans in your blue recycling bin. Please put their plastic lids in your rubbish bin.

    Be careful not to pierce or squash the aerosol can.

    You cannot recycle aerosols that have a skull and crossbones or black cross on an orange background. You must put these in your rubbish bin.

    You can find more information on the Hampshire County Council - Aerosols web page.

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    Aluminium cans

    Aluminium cans

    You can recycle both aluminium and steel drink cans in your blue recycling bin.

    Please rinse them out first and leave the lids and ring-pull attached or placed inside of the can.

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    Aluminium foil

    Aluminium foil

    You cannot recycle aluminium foil in your blue recycling bin, however some charities do collect aluminium foil.

    You can put it in your rubbish bin or take it to a household waste recycling centre.

    Why we can't recycle aluminium foil
    Aluminium recycling companies in the UK will not accept large amounts of foil mixed with cans. Our materials recovery facility cannot sort these two materials, so we do not accept aluminium foil. Foil is also often contaminated with food, which can reduce the quality of other materials in your recycling bin, especially paper.

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    Ammunition

    Ammunition

    You cannot dispose of ammunition or explosives in our rubbish and recycling collections or at Hampshire County Council's household waste recycling centres.

    Please contact your local police station for advice.

    You can find more information on the Hampshire County Council - Ammunition web page.

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    Animal waste

    Animal waste

    You can put small amounts of bagged up animal waste in your green rubbish bin.

    You can also take it to your local Household waste recycling centres or contact a private disposal company to remove it.

    You can find more information on the Hampshire County Council - Animal waste web page.

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    Asbestos

    Asbestos

    If you have small quantities of cement bonded asbestos sheets to dispose of (no more than 15 sheets of approximate size 120cm x 60cm), you can take them to one of Hampshire County Council's Household waste recycling centres that are specially licensed to receive this type of hazardous waste. These are in:

    - Andover
    - Basingstoke
    - Efford
    - Netley
    - Portsmouth

    They cannot dispose of any other type of asbestos.

    For further details of your nearest disposal site and guidance on safe handling, please visit the Hampshire County Council - Asbestos web page.

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