Rubbish and recycling

Havant Borough Council operates an alternate weekly kerbside recycling and refuse collection service from wheeled bins. This means that ordinary refuse is collected one week and then recycling is collected the next week.

Residents will be provided with a standard 240 litre capacity wheeled bin which holds approximately 4/5 full domestic sacks of rubbish.

Your first bin is provided by the council for free but if the bin is lost or stolen then a charge will be made to replace the bin.

The council recognises that some properties are not able to accommodate a wheeled bin because of the type or layout of the property, is this affects you then please call customer services on 023 9244 6010.

What happens to my rubbish and recycling?

All rubbish collected is taken to the Energy Recovery (external link) at Portsmouth where it is incinerated. All recyclable materials collected are taken to the Materials Recovery Facility (external link) at Portsmouth, where it is sorted and distributed onwards.

Where should I put my bin to be emptied?

On your collection day, you should place your wheeled bin at the boundary of your property adjacent to the road - please make sure the handles are facing out towards the road, as this makes it easier for collection.

Your bin must be out by 7am on the day of collection (or the night before), and returned onto your property as soon as possible.

For those of you who are unable to take the bin to the edge of your property you can request an assisted collection, this is where the rubbish and recycling crews will collect wheeled bins from an agreed location. Eligibility for this service is decided by a council officer after a planned visit. To discuss this further, please call customer services on 023 9244 6010.

Excess rubbish

Any excess rubbish left alongside the bin or on top will not be collected and will have to wait until the next scheduled rubbish collection or be disposed of at your nearest Household Waste and Recycling Centre (HWRC).

Recycle Now (external link) has a list of HWRCs in your area and opening times.

If you have a larger family living permanently at the property, then you may be eligible for an additional bin. To discuss this further, please call customer services on 023 9244 6010.

Extra recycling can be placed alongside the wheeled bin, in either a cardboard box or untied plastic sack.