What you can and can't put in your blue recycling bin.

We empty your blue recycling bin once a fortnight. Please make sure you:

  • Put the items loose in your blue bin, don't put them in plastic bags 
  • Break down cardboard boxes and squash them as flat as possible 
  • Rinse out cans, tins and plastic bottles - squashing them down as much as possible 

What you can and can't put in your blue recycling bin

The items listed above are a summary of what you can or can't recycle.

What to recycle poster What to recycle for glass

Please see our Recycling directory for more information.

Numbering your bins

One of the ways you can help our bin collection crews is to make sure your bins, boxes and caddies are clearly marked with your house number and road name.

This helps the crew to report any issues quickly and accurately, and will also help you to keep an eye on your bins and avoid any mix-ups with neighbours.  

A number of shops and online retailers sell low-cost address stickers for bins, but you can use any sort of labelling - or even paint your address on your bins.

Please make sure you also bring your bins in as soon as possible after they have been emptied.

What happens to your recycling

Have you ever wondered what happens to your recycling?  Recycle for Hampshire have produced a short video explaining what happens to your tins, cans, aerosols, paper, magazines, cardboard and plastic bottles.  


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