You may not need to go to Port Solent - check the page what to do with your waste and recycling to find out if your item can be left in your household recycling bin, household waste bin, taken to a local recycling point or whether or not it is accepted at Portsmouth recycling centre.
For example, there are a few items of hazardous waste which can't be taken to the recycling centre.
If you are still unsure, phone Portsmouth recycling centre on 023 9238 7015 to confirm. Other Hampshire waste and recycling centres accept different items.
75% of items brought to the recycling centre are recycled, including used cooking oil, and garden waste - which is turned into a soil conditioner sold on site.
However, you can also get rid of non-recyclables, such as items not accepted at city recycling points or bottle banks, anything you can't put in your recycling or composting bin, and goods too large to fit into your household rubbish collection.
Some materials are not classified as either household or garden waste and, as such, Portsmouth recycling centre is not obliged to accept them, such as construction and demolition waste.
However, to help residents, you can dispose of a limited quantity of waste materials from small-scale domestic DIY projects. Limited quantity means up to six bags (90 litres) or an equivalent car-boot full per month.
Hire a skip or grab bag from a reputable company if you have a larger quantity of construction and demolition waste.