Find out what items you can recycle at home

What can I put in my recycling bin?  

  • Paper
  • Cardboard
  • Plastic bottles (please rinse and take the lids off)
  • Food and drink cans/tins (please rinse)
  • Aerosol cans

Small electrical items such as hairdryers, toasters etc. can also be put out alongside your normal recycling collection. Just place items in a normal sized carrier bag and place on top of the lid of your recycling bin or box on collection day.


What can't I put in my recycling bin?  


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What if I can't put my recycling out? 

If you have a medical condition that prevents you from putting your recycling out please contact us to request an assisted collection.

Where it goes and what happens to it 

The recycling lorry takes the waste to the Materials Recycling Facility (MRF). Inside the MRF, the waste is emptied and sorted into the different types of material. These sorted materials are then sent to factories to turn the old waste into new items:

  • Drink cans - more drink cans, foil, window frames
  • Plastic bottles - fleece jumpers, garden furniture, sleeping bag filling
  • Paper - new paper, newspapers
  • Steel - paper clips, washing machines, cutlery
  • Cardboard - toilet rolls, egg boxes

For more information, visit Hampshire County Council's 'What happens to recycling' page

You can order a new/extra green bin for recycling using our online form.

How to put your bin out 

For details on how to put your recycling bin out for collection please read the guidelines.