green recycling bin in car park

New way to recycle cartons and containers in the New Forest


New Forest District Council (NFDC) has installed six new community recycling banks across the district where residents can take food and drink cartons, and other paper-based containers.

Items which can be put into the recycling banks includes food and drink cartons and paper-based containers with metal ends, such as tubes used for crisps, gravy, and hot chocolate, and dough paper containers.

Each site will have images displayed of what can be added to the banks so people know they are not contaminating the recycling being collected. A full list is available on NFDC’s website at https://www.newforest.gov.uk/recyclingbanks

The new carton banks are in public car parks in Hythe, New Milton, Lymington, Lyndhurst, Ringwood, and Totton.

This brings the number of these recycling banks in the district to seven, following a trial in Fordingbridge.