Waste, Recycling, Environment

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Waste and Recycling From Flats

If you live in a flat or another property with a communal bin area, you will have bins that can be used by everyone living in the block.

FlatsThere are several steps you can take to ensure your bin store is kept clean and safe:

  • Ensure any bin bags are tied securely to prevent smells, maggots and flies.
  • Do not leave any waste on the ground. Our operatives will not collect rubbish that isn't safely within the bin. If there is any waste preventing the bins from being moved they will not be emptied.
  • Bin stores are for general household waste only. Any white goods, furniture, garden waste etc should be taken to the nearest Household Waste Recycling Centre.

It is equally important to use your recycling bin for the correct materials only. If our collection vehicle contains too much non-recyclable waste it will be rejected and diverted to landfill. Our collection operatives check each bin and will reject it if necessary.

Click HERE for a list of what can and cannot be recycled.

Bins left behind due to contamination will incur a charge to empty. Your management company or housing association may pass this charge on to you.

If you believe that someone is using your bins who does not live in your block, please inform your management company or housing association to ask about having a combination padlock installed to ensure only the correct residents have access.

Residents of each block are responsible for their own bin stores and misuse of the bins can cause issues that affect everyone else so please be courteous to you neighbours and ensure you put the correct materials in the bins.

To find out what day your communal bins are emptied on, please use our property search on the right.

Glass recycling


Flats also have access to our glass collection service. If your bin store currently does not have a wheeled bin for glass recycling, please contact our Support Services team by:

Telephone : 023 8068 8440

Email: waste@eastleigh.gov.uk


Reusable bags

Flat bag

Black sacks and carrier bags are often found to be contaminating bins as they cannot be recycled. These bags, including the contents, whether it is recyclable or not, will be sent to landfill. Because of this, we are supplying every flat with a reusable recycling bag. You can store your recyclables in the bag and once full, empty the contents in the bin and start filling it all over again!

If you live in a flat and haven't yet received a reusable bag, please contact the Recycling Team on 023 8068 8440 or via email at recycling@eastleigh.gov.uk.

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