Havant Borough Council to boost glass recycling by introducing larger banks

Monday, 20 December, 2021

New larger glass recycling banks will be launched across Havant borough in 2022 to enhance and encourage recycling.

Havant Borough Council, with Norse South East (NSE), has agreed to introduce new 10,700 litre enclosed skips that are nine times larger than current glass collection bins.

Fitted with a sensor, the new glass recycling banks will also allow for remote monitoring of capacity, alerting NSE when emptying is required, reducing the unnecessary environmental impact of returning when the bank isn’t full.

A full list of locations will be available next year with installation expected in the spring.

Councillor Lulu Bowerman, Cabinet lead for Commercial Contracts said: “I am very pleased that these new glass banks are being introduced next year and the opportunities it provides for people to recycle even more. We often receive complaints and photographs of overflowing glass bins. The new technology combined with the increase in size will help to prevent unsightly problems like this within our borough."

The installation of the larger glass banks is being funded by NSE, who will continue to take responsibility for emptying the bins and take the glass for recycling.

The new method of collection, by a skip carrying vehicle, will also reduce the risks to collection crews and concerning sound levels identified with smashing glass when emptied into a collection vehicle.

More information on waste and recycling in Havant borough.