Coronavirus: council service information and advice

Rubbish and recycling collections are running as normal. Large household item collections will restart with a reduced service from 21 July.

Port Solent Household Waste and Recycling Centre is open - you will need to book an appointment.

Find your nearest recycling point

This page gives you information about where you can find local recycling points and what you can recycle. There are over 100 recycling points around the city to help you recycle items that can't be collected from your home.

Find your nearest recycling banks on the Recycle Now website.

Glass banks 

What you can recycle:

  • Glass bottle
  • Glass jars (please leave metal lids on)

What we don't take:

  • Lightbulbs
  • Panes of glass
  • Mirrors
  • Drinking glasses

Where it goes and what happens to it:


Textile banks

What you can recycle: 

  • Any materials (clothes or shoes) no matter how old or worn - please ensure items are clean, and place them in a bag before taking them to a bank.

What we don't take: 

  • Soiled clothing
  • Duvets (as these block the banks)

Where it goes and what happens to it: 

Using recycling banks 

  • Only use the glass banks between 8am and 8pm to reduce noise disturbance of local residents.
  • Take your bags and boxes home with you after emptying.
  • If the bank is full please don’t leave items on the pavement - take your items home and try again later or use another bank .
  • To report a full (or vandalised) collection bank, contact Recycling and Rubbish on 023 9284 1105.
  • Supermarkets also have a variety of recycling services for other household items.

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