Portsmouth household waste and recycling centre (HWRC) at Port Solent is very popular and often gets busy, especially on nice sunny weekends and bank holidays. To save waiting, try to visit during the week, or at the beginning or end of the day.
Charges now apply across all Hampshire waste and recycling centres for DIY waste.
Chargeable materials include soil, rubble, stonework, clay, bricks, concrete blocks, paving slabs, tiles, ceramic bathroom units, plasterboard and cement-bonded asbestos sheets. There is no charge for crockery or clay flowerpots.
- Soil and rubble - £2.50 per 30 litre bag or per item (e.g. pedestal basin)
- Plasterboard - £10 per sheet or £6 per 30 litre bag
- Asbestos - £12 per sheet or 30 litre bag (phone 023 9238 7015 to book asbestos disposal at Port Solent HWRC)
(a 30 litre bag refers to a standard sized rubble sack, purchasable at most DIY stores. Part-filled bags will be charged as a whole bag)
Visit the Portsmouth HWRC page on Hampshire County Council's site to find out what items are accepted, or to check if you vehicle needs a permit to use the site. The recycling centre opening times are:
- April - September, 9am - 6pm
- October - February, 9am - 4pm
- March - 9am - 5pm
Please leave yourself enough time to arrive and unload your waste before the site is due to close, particularly if you have a significant amount to dispose of. The site is managed for the council by Veolia Environmental Services.
Small and medium sized businesses with a waste carriers licence can now take trade/commercial waste to HWRCs. Follow the link to find out what trade materials are accepted, costs and other information on Hampshire County Council's site.