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Changes to recycling banks

There will be changes to the network of recycling banks in the New Forest in March.

There are currently around 100 sites across the New Forest where residents can recycle paper, cardboard, glass bottles and jars. Many of the sites also have privately-run textile banks or book banks.

What changes are going to happen?

The number of recycling banks will be reduced to a network of 20 sites in the most frequently-used locations. The work to remove the banks from other locations should be completed by the end of March 2017.

We are making these changes because more can be recycled at home following the introduction of household glass collections.

The 20 remaining sites will have banks for glass bottles and jars and banks for paper, cardboard, plastic bottles, tins, cans and aerosols; the same as the clear sack.  

Which sites will stay open?

Twenty of the sites will stay open to use for extra recycling. These remaining sites will have banks for glass bottles and jars and banks for paper, cardboard, plastic bottles, tins, cans and aerosols; the same as the clear sack.  

Ashurst Ashurst car park, Lyndhurst Road
BlackfieldSainsbury's Local, Hampton Lane, Blackfield
Bransgore Bransgore car park, Betsy Lane
BrockenhurstRail Station car park
Burley Burley car park, Chapel Lane
Calshot Calshot car park
Dibden Tesco Superstore, Sizer Way, Dibden
Fawley School Road
Fordingbridge Fordingbridge town centre car park
Hythe New Road car park
LymingtonCannon Street car park
Waitrose supermarket, Stanford Road
LyndhurstVillage car park
Milford-on-SeaSea Road car park
Minstead Minstead Village Hall
New MiltonElm Avenue car park, New Milton
Tesco superstore, Caird Avenue
Ringwood The Furlong car park
TottonAsda Superstore, Maynard Road
Morrison's Superstore, Spruce Drive

What will I be able to recycle in the banks?

You will be able to recycle the same materials that you do from home:

glass

Mixed recycling

We are looking to introduce a trial of small electrical banks on some of the remaining 20 sites. These banks would accept small household items such as kettles, toasters and hairdryers. More details on this will be available soon.

What about shredded paper?

The new mixed recycling banks will not be able to accept shredded paper as it can jam the sorting machines.

Shredded paper is great for your compost bin or , if you can't compost at home, it can go in your black sack. The black sacks don't go to landfill; they are taken to an energy recovery facility where they are burnt and the energy is used to generate electricity.

What will happen to the textile banks on other sites?

The privately-run textile banks will remain in place on the other sites and can be used to donate unwanted clothes. A working group will be set up that will look at the options for textile recycling in the New Forest.

Can I have another glass recycling box for home?

Yes, you can pick up an additional glass recycling box from your local information office or request one from customer.services@nfdc.gov.uk

 

 

Updated: 18 Oct 2017
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