Community recycling banks are places where you can deposit recyclable household waste, and other materials such as textiles and books.
Although we collect some recyclable household waste in the clear recycling sacks, community recycling banks are useful for any excess waste you may want to get rid of.
You can find community recycling banks in frequently used locations around New Forest, such as car parks and supermarkets.
When visiting community recycling bank sites, please remember the following:
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Our community recycling locations have two types of recycling banks.
Green: for glass bottles and jars, of all colours and sizes.
Blue: for all mixed recycling.
You can use the blue banks for the following materials only.
At some locations, there are charity-run recycling banks for clothing/textiles, shoes, books and CDs.
We have recently introduced a trial recycling bank for cartons and Tetra Paks in Fordingbridge. Its continuation will be based on whether the collection of cartons and Tetra Paks is sustainable.
There are some household materials that you cannot put in your clear recycling sack or take to a community recycling bank. These include:
You may be able to dispose of some items at the tip.
Alternatively, you may be able to use our bulky waste collection service.
Refer to the table below for the locations of our community recycling bank sites and the materials collected at each site.
Community recycling banks are for household waste only. They cannot be used by businesses or traders.
Find out how to dispose of business waste.
|Location||Materials you can recycle|
|Ashurst: Ashurst car park, Lyndhurst Road SO40 7AR||Glass, mixed recycling, textiles|
|Blackfield: Sainsbury's Local, Hampton Lane SO45 1XA||Glass, mixed recycling, textiles|
|Bransgore: Bransgore car park, Betsy Lane BH23 8AQ||Glass, mixed recycling, textiles, shoes|
|Burley: Burley car park, Chapel Lane BH24 4DJ||Glass, mixed recycling|
|Calshot: Calshot car park SO45 1BR||Glass, mixed recycling|
|Dibden: Tesco Superstore, Sizer Way, Dibden SO45 5JA||Glass, mixed recycling, textiles, shoes|
|Fordingbridge: Located at the A338 slip road SP6 1AW||Glass, mixed recycling, textiles, shoes plus trial carton and Tetra Pak bank|
|Hythe: New Road car park SO45 6AQ||Glass, mixed recycling, textiles, shoes|
|Lymington: Cannon Street car park SO41 9BR||Glass, mixed recycling, textiles|
|Lymington: rear of Marks & Spencer, St Thomas Street car park SO41 3RB||Glass, mixed recycling, textiles|
|Lyndhurst: Village car park SO43 7BF||Glass, mixed recycling, textiles|
|Milford-on-Sea: Sea Road car park SO41 0DA||Glass, mixed recycling, textiles, shoes|
|Minstead: Minstead Village Hall SO43 7FX||Glass, mixed recycling, textiles|
|New Milton: Elm Avenue car park, New Milton BH25 6HE||Glass, mixed recycling, textiles, shoes|
|New Milton: Tesco superstore, Caird Avenue BH25 6BP||Glass, mixed recycling, textiles, shoes|
|Ringwood: The Furlong car park BH24 1AT (banks have been temporarily relocated to the back of the long stay area)||Glass, mixed recycling, textiles, shoes|
|Totton: Asda Superstore, Maynard Road SO40 3ZA|
|Totton: Morrison's Superstore, Spruce Drive SO40 8AD||Glass, mixed recycling, textiles, shoes|