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|
|Blackfield||Sainsbury's Local, Hampton Lane, Blackfield|
|Bransgore||Bransgore car park, Betsy Lane|
|Brockenhurst||Rail Station car park|
|Burley||Burley car park, Chapel Lane|
|Calshot||Calshot car park|
|Dibden||Tesco Superstore, Sizer Way, Dibden|
|Fordingbridge||Fordingbridge town centre car park|
|Hythe||New Road car park|
|Lymington||Cannon Street car park|
Waitrose supermarket, Stanford Road
|Lyndhurst||Village car park|
|Milford-on-Sea||Sea Road car park|
|Minstead||Minstead Village Hall|
|New Milton||Elm Avenue car park, New Milton|
Tesco superstore, Caird Avenue
|Ringwood||The Furlong car park|
|Totton||Asda 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:
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 email@example.com