26% of our grey bin waste is avoidable food waste.
WE CAN ALL RECYCLE MORE.
BUT IT CAN BE A BIT CONFUSING.... READ ON!
Please make sure all recycling in the GEEN bin is clean, dry & loose.
We want Overton to lead the Borough in reducing grey bin waste and recycling everything we can.
On average each household puts 12kg of rubbish into the grey bin every week. That's over half a tonne every year! We pay a small fortune for collection and disposal through our Council Tax. And we're throwing away scarce resources such as metals, paper and textiles that are still usable.
Only 5.6kg of recycling goes into our green bins each fortnight, less than a quarter of the amount we throw away.
If you're like us, you might get confused about what can and can't go in the Green Bin. This page will hopefully help!
WHAT GOES IN THE GREEN BIN?
Clean paper and card (no food-stained pizza boxes, they contaminate the whole bin)
Empty food and drink cans (including pet food tins)
Plastic bottles - water & drinks bottles, milk bottles, shampoo & shower gel bottles, kitchen cleaner spray bottles, loo cleaner bottles.
Please ensure they are empty
give them a wash
Planning meals, buying less can help, or freezing leftovers. See lovefoodhatewaste.com for more information
WHAT ELSE CAN WE RECYCLE?
Aluminium foil (clean), small electrical items, clothes and shoes, glass, paper and card
Overton Hill car park
Clothes, shoes, books, CD's and household items.
St. Michael's Hospice shop (High St)
can be recycled in the cardboard box outside the playroom in the Community Centre (through the door by the Library and Parish Council office). for more info about crisp packets click here
Tetrapacks (e.g. orange juice packs)
fold up and recycle at the Household Waste Recycling Centres in Basingstoke or Andover, Tesco at Andover and Sainsbury at Kempshott.
Medicine Blister Packs
Did you know you can recycle these at local pharmacies such as Boots and Superdrug? For more info click here to learn more about The Medicine Packet Recycling Programme.
Larger electrical equipment, fluorescent tubes and tins of paint
Take to the Hampshire Waste Recycling Centres.
Tins of paint
The Repaint store at the Community Furniture Store, Joule Rd, Basingstoke.
Compost at home or sign up to the Borough Council's Green Waste Collections Scheme. basingstoke.gov.uk/gardenwaste
The Bead Recycling Centre
For everything else that won't fit in your green bins - we now have our own recycling centre here in Overton.
click here to learn more.