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You can look up your nearest recycling point on the Recycle Now website. The recycling locator on the Recycle Now website includes all the Council run recycling points as well as those run by other organisations.

Find your nearest local 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.

The below banks are run by the Council, however there are many other recycling facilities around the city run by other organisations which take a variety of materials for recycling.

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
  • Candle glass jars

These glass items are treated to be heat resistant and therefore cannot be processed with glass bottles and jars. When discarding, please wrap these safely in paper and place them in your rubbish or take to the Recycling Centre at Port Solent.

Where it goes and what happens to it:

The glass is taken to the Portsmouth Veolia facility for sorting before being sent to re-processors. For more information on how glass is recycled visit Hampshire County Council’s website.

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Textile banks

What you can recycle: 

  • The Salvation Army textile banks (the Council contractor) accept any materials (clothes, shoes, handbags, bed linens, towels etc) no matter how old or worn – please ensure items are clean, and place them in a bag before taking them to a bank.
  • There are also other textiles banks run by various charities in the city. Please check on their bring bank if there are restrictions on what they accept.

 What we don’t take: 

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

 Where it goes and what happens to it: 

Carton banks

What you can recycle: 

  • Food and drinks cartons
  • Paper containers with metal ends (Crisps tubes type packaging)

 What we don’t take: 

  • Glass, paper, card
  • Plastic bottles and bags
  • Cans, aerosols and foil
  • Textiles

 Where it goes and what happens to it: 

For more information visit the ACE UK website.

Where are the carton banks:

  • Asda Fratton car Park
  • Morrisons Anchorage Park car Park
  • Alex Way by the Mountbatten Leisure Centre
  • Victoria Avenue car park (between Victoria Avenue and Pier Road)
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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.