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
Check your bin collection day
To find out what day your bin is emptied, use our bin collection day finder.
Report a missed bin
If we didn't empty your bin on your collection day, please let us know.
Order recycling sacks
Have us deliver to you some free recycling sacks for any extra recycling that you have.
Swap your bin
You can swap your rubbish or recycling bin for a larger or smaller one
Request an extra bin
If you need an extra recycling bin, glass collection box or food waste caddy, please let us know.
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.