Whitsbury Village
Hampshire

Environment and Climate Change

One of the things we can all do to to help with climate change is to recycle more. If we can help break the cycle of single use containers into waste for landfill by recycling we can reduce the total energy and resources used.  Overall energy reduction means less energy to create the next batch of plastic which saves energy and the plastic material  resource itself. This saves on the carbon footprint, reduces overall waste and reduces contamination and reduces emissions into the atmosphere.

This set of pages has useful information on recycling and other initiatives to help the environment.

Plastics Recycling

Have you wondered whether a plastic container can be recycled, below is a useful infographic of the plastic markings on containers and whether they can be recycled. We'll investigate and let you know which can be recycled locally by type.

Ecobriks

Ever wondered what else you could do with your plastics well heres a neat idea make an EcoBrick.

Recycling Information

Although we put our green boxes out each week you may have other waste that you are sure must be recycleable please see the extensive list below of locations to take recycleable waste to.

Item Location/Contact Notes
Aluminium Somerley Waste Recycling Centre  
Aluminium foil St Boniface Church, Woodgreen
Morrisons, Verwood
 
Animal Waste Somerley Waste Recycling Centre Must be double-bagged; max 2 bags a day
Baby Food pouches and caps New Forest Live at Home “Ella’s” brand only
Ballpoint and felt-tip pens New Forest Live at Home
Burgate School (Terracycle)
Downton Recycling
 
Baths Somerley Waste Recycling Centre  
Batteries Co-op
Lidl Ringwood
St Boniface Church, Woodgreen
Domestic only, not vehicle, leisure, powertool, etc.
Batteries  Somerley Waste Recycling Centre domestic, vehicle, power tools
Bedding and sleeping bags Somerley Waste Recycling Centre  
Belts St Boniface Church, Woodgreen Leather and canvas only
Biscuit packets New Forest Live at Home
Kerrie Grove
Downton Recycling
See below for acceptable brands
See below for acceptable brands
Bottle tops, plastic St Mary’s Church
St Boniface Church, Woodgreen
Downton Recycling
Wilton Riding for the Disabled
Clean milk bottle tops only
Clean milk bottle tops only
Clean milk bottle tops only
Clean milk bottle tops only
Brassieres (Bras) Downton Recycling Clean and in usable condition
Bread bags  New Forest Live at Home
Kerrie Grove
Plastic bags only
Cans, tins, and metal aerosols Domestic waste recycling
Car park recycling bins
 
Cardboard Somerley Waste Recycling Centre  
Carpets Somerley Waste Recycling Centre  
CDs and DVDs St Boniface Church, Woodgreen  
Christmas Trees Car park recycling bins
Somerley Waste Recycling Centre
real trees only
Clothing Car park recycling bins
Charity shops
Clothes swap
Charity bags
 
Coffee pods Nationwide  Tassimo and L’Or only
Coins St Boniface Church, Woodgreen  
Contact lens containers AJ Bass  
Cooking Oil Somerley Waste Recycling Centre  
Corks  St Boniface Church, Woodgreen
Recorked UK
 
Crisp multipack bags Kerrie Grove  
Crisp packets, single Gourmet Grocer
New Forest Live at Home 
Folded flat only please: no origami!
Egg Boxes St Boniface Church, Woodgreen  
Elastic bands Royal Mail Post Office bands only
Simon Dorrington (FGL) has offered to collect these
Electrical Equipment and Appliances Somerley Waste Recycling Centre  
Engine Oil Somerley Waste Recycling Centre Sealed container; max 10 litres/month
Fire Extinguishers Somerley Waste Recycling Centre Only if manufacturer does not take them back
Fridges and Freezers Somerley Waste Recycling Centre  
Furniture    
Garden Waste Somerley Waste Recycling Centre  
Gas bottles Somerley Waste Recycling Centre Max 15 kg
Glass bottles and jars Domestic monthly collection
Car park recycling bins
 
Inhalers Any Pharmacy  
iPods St Boniface Church, Woodgreen  
Light Bulbs Somerley Waste Recycling Centre
Downton Recycling

Low-energy (CFL) only
Mattresses British Heart Foundation
British Red Cross
https://www.collectyouroldbed.com
If useable
If useable
Will collect and recycle; costs from £11.99
Metal foil Somerley Waste Recycling Centre Including take-away containers
Milk bottle foil tops Kerrie Grove   
Mobile Phones St Boniface Church, Woodgreen
Somerley Waste Recycling Centre
 
Neckties St Boniface Church, Woodgreen  
Paint Somerley Waste Recycling Centre Sealed container, max 5 litre/month
Pet food pouches New Forest Live at Home
Purr and Miaow
 
Plant pots St Boniface Church, Woodgreen
Downton Recycling
Small only
Small only, clean
Plant pots Stewarts Garden Centres Only if marked PS(6) or PP(5) – NOT if marked PETE(1), HDPE(2), V(3), LDPE(4), or Other (7) 
Plasterboard Somerley Waste Recycling Centre Not free; see website for charges
Popcorn packet Gourmet Grocer
Kerrie Grove
New Forest Live at Home
 
Postage Stamps St Boniface Church, Woodgreen
Downton Recycling
 
Pringles tubes Gourmet Grocer
New Forest Live at Home
“genuine” Pringles only
Printer and Toner Cartridges Somerley Waste Recycling Centre
Downton Recycling
 
Records (LPs and 45s) Somerley Waste Recycling Centre  
Ring Pulls (from drinks cans) St Boniface Church, Woodgreen
Downton Recycling
 
Rubble Somerley Waste Recycling Centre Not free; see website for charges
Scrap metal Somerley Waste Recycling Centre  
SCUBA air bottles Somerley Waste Recycling Centre  
Sinks and toilets Somerley Waste Recycling Centre Not free; see website for charges
Snack packets New Forest Live at Home
Kerrie Grove
See respective URLs  (below) for which brands are accepted
Soil Somerley Waste Recycling Centre Not free; see website for charges
Spectacles AJ Bass
Downton Recycling
Also accept broken spectacles
Textiles Somerley Waste Recycling Centre  
Toothbrushes New Forest Live at Home
Downton Recycling
 
Toothpaste tubes New Forest Live at Home
Downton Recycling
 
Wallpaper Somerley Waste Recycling Centre  
Water filter cartridges St Boniface Church, Woodgreen
Downton Recycling
 
Wood Somerley Waste Recycling Centre  
Wool  St Boniface Church, Woodgreen yarn, not fleece!
Links and Addresses:
Downton Mini-Recycling Centre: Downton Baptist Church, South Lane, Downton, SP5 3NA
Royal Mail Elastic Band Freepost: Royal Mail, Rubber Band Recycling Department, Freepost, Tomb Street, Belfast BT1 1AA
Somerley Waste Recycling Centre: https://www.hants.gov.uk/wasteandrecycling/recyclingcentres/hwrcfinder/Somerley