What to do with household waste

Find out how to reduce, recycle and dispose of your household waste.

What to do with waste

What happens to your waste?

The contents of your household waste bin will be sent to one of three Energy Recovery Facilities (ERFs) in Hampshire, where it will be safely incinerated. Each year, the three ERFs generate enough electricity to power 53,000 Hampshire homes!

Mixed recycling collected from Hampshire households is sorted at one of two Material Recovery Facilities (MRFs) in Hampshire. The MRFs sort your recycling into different material streams to be recycled into new items.

Less than 5% of Hampshire's household waste is sent to landfill.

Find out more about what happens to your waste

It is your duty of care to dispose of your waste correctly. You could be fined an unlimited amount by your local council if your waste ends up fly tipped. Find out more