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Household recycling

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

Find your collection day

What can I put in the clear sack? 

Fill your clear sack with household recycling, tie it and place it at the edge of your property for collection each week. Sacks should be put out for collection no earlier than 6pm on the evening before collection and no later than 6am on the day of collection.

Recycling should be placed loose in the sack; any items contained in carrier bags within the sack cannot be taken.







What can't I put in the clear sack?

These items should go in your black sack:

  • Plastic pots, tubs and trays
  • Cartons
  • Foil

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 at Christmas. They will be published here in November and are printed on your black 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: 12 Jun 2018
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