Your recycling should be put in your BLACK bin. It should be clean, dry and loose.

Lots of everyday household items can be recycled. It’s important to recycle the right things because the wrong items in your bin could mean that everything in the bin lorry is rejected and has to be disposed of as ordinary rubbish.

Too much recycling?

We want you to recycle as much as you can. Our collection teams will always collect extra dry recycling which can be placed in a cardboard box or clear sack next to your black bin.

If you overfill your black bin regularly, you can purchase an additional recycling bin.

Recycling locations

There are recycling locations set up all over the country that can take a range of recyclable materials such as:

  • batteries
  • clothing
  • computers
  • glass bottles and jars
  • plastic carrier bags

Textile banks

The Salvation Army has reopened its textile banks following their closure during the pandemic lockdown.

If you visit the textile banks and they are full, please take your textiles home with you and do not leave them on the floor around the banks.

Clearing fly tipping from recycling sites is using valuable resources which could be used elsewhere during these challenging times.

Recycle Now has a great tool which will help you find recycling locations near you.

Where does my recycling go?

All of the recyclable materials from Hampshire's kerbside collections (cans, plastic bottles, paper, card, tins and empty aerosols) are sent to one of two Material Recovery Facilities in the county, in Portsmouth and Alton. Find out more about where your recycling goes on the Hampshire County Council website.

What to do if your bin is missed

Please leave your bin out and report it as missed through MyEHDC.

Missed bins must be reported by 4pm on the next working day after your scheduled collection.

If you do not report a missed collection to us within this timeframe, you will have to wait until your next scheduled collection.