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Household recycling

Recycling is collected from all households in the New Forest every week in clear sacks.

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19): How to put your sacks out for collection

We're working hard to deliver essential services, and we're prioritising collection of household rubbish and recycling

It's important you can identify your own sacks. Please help us at this time by-

  • putting your sacks out for collection at the edge of your own property
  • NOT stackpiling your sacks with your neighbours

If your sacks are not collected on your collection day please take them back in and check


Click here to Find your collection day

These are the six things you can put in your clear recycling sack:

Recycle six in the sack

Fill your clear sack with household recycling, tie it and place it at the edge of your property for collection each week.

Put your sacks out for collection no earlier than 6pm on the evening before collection, and no later than 6am on the day of collection.

Place your recycling items loose in the sack. Any items contained in carrier bags within the sack cannot be taken.

Find more information about why I can't recycle plastic pots, tubs and trays in my clear sack

You can recycle glass bottles and jars through your black box or green communal bin.

Not sure? Check our A to Z of Recycling

Missed collection

Recycling should be put out by 6am on your collection day. If it did not contain anything unsuitable, such as heavy or hazardous waste, please contact customer services on 023 8028 5000.

We aim to collect missed sacks within one working day.

Bank holidays

Collections stay the same over the Easter and summer bank holidays. Please put your sacks out on your normal day.

Some changes are made to collection days over the Christmas and New Year period. Any changes will be published here at the beginning of December. Christmas and New Year collection information will also be printed on the black rubbish sacks.

Additional black and clear sacks

The council delivers 26 black rubbish sacks and 36 clear recycling sacks to each property every six months.

You can purchase extra sacks at your local information office.

New residents can request a delivery from customer services.


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Updated: 26 Mar 2020
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