Your green recycling bin

Your green recycling bin is collected fortnightly

We will collect your green recycling bin one week and your black household waste bin the following week.  

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Let's get it sorted - there are only FIVE items that can go into your green recycling bin


What you can and can't put in your green recycling bin

Take a look at the items we can recycle, how to prepare them and what the exceptions are.

Please ensure that all your items for recycling are loose, clean and dry.

Plastic bags should not be put in the recycling bin or used to store additional recycling.   Additional recycling should be placed in a small cardboard box next to the wheeled bin.  A larger or additional recycling bin can also be requested. 

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Paper 

Most paper can be recycled, please remove plastic wrapping. 

The following won't be accepted:
Shredded paper, tissues and kitchen roll, metallic wrapping paper, wallpaper, paper towels, glittery greetings cards and if paper is stained/dirty with food, grease, paint etc. 

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Watch Tilly and Alex from Hiltingbury Junior School help you dispose of paper

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Cardboard 

Cardboard can be placed in your bin. Tear and fold it down to fit more in. If on occasion you have more cardboard than you can fit in the bin, fold it up neatly and place next to your recycling bin.  Large amounts of cardboard should be taken to the household waste recycling centre.

The following won't be accepted:
Greasy card such as take away pizza boxes, fast food packaging.

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Watch Roselyn and Chloe help you recycle cardboard.

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Food tins and drink cans

Please empty and clean your food tins and cans before recycling. Sweet and biscuit selection tins are also accepted.

The following won't be accepted:
Tin foil packaging  - this can be recycled at your local Household Recycling Centre.

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Plastic bottles

Any bottle shaped plastic can be recycled. Lids (but not pump or spray tops) and labels can be left on. Please empty any liquid content and squash the bottle before replacing the lid. Don't forget your cleaning, hair product and cosmetic bottles.

The following won't be accepted:
Any non-bottle plastic, such as margarine tubs or plastic packaging trays eg fruit trays and meat trays.

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Watch Martha and William from Hamble Primary School help you dispose of plastic bottles

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Empty aerosol cans 

Please ensure your aerosol cans are empty before recycling. 

The following won't be accepted:
Full aerosols and tin foil packaging.

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Watch Annabelle from Hiltingbury Junior School help you recycle empty aerosol cans 

Here is a list of some of the regular items placed in the green recycling bins that CANNOT be recycled 

If these items appear in your green recycling bin, then the bin may not be collected.

  • Tissue paper and kitchen roll
  • Tin foil
  • Plastic trays e.g. meat and fruit trays 
  • Greasy card e.g. fast food boxes, take away pizza boxes
  • Yoghurt pots 
  • Takeaway coffee cups
  • Plastic tubs e.g. margarine or ice cream tubs 
  • Sweets and crisp wrappers
  • Tetra paks e.g. juice cartons
  • Plastic bags - do not bag your recycling
  • Christmas wrapping paper and paper with paint, glitter or glue on it
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Watch Antigua from Hamble Primary School help you dispose of Christmas wrapping paper

You can recycle other materials through our food waste, glass and battery, and garden waste collections.

For items we are unable to recycle within the Council's kerbside collections, please visit our Recycle More pages. You can bring certain items for recycling to local Household Waste and Recycling Centre or local recycling banks.


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We conducted a public recycling survey to gather feedback from residents across Eastleigh for our ongoing recycling campaign. Our goal is to encourage everyone to put the right waste and recycling items in the right bins. In particular, we want residents to put the right items in their green recycling bin.

46% of respondents said they would like a recycling newsletter, and we're happy to announce the launch of our "Recycling Hero" monthly newsletter.