New Forest District Council’s (NFDC) waste and recycling collections will be affected by the bank holidays over Christmas and the New Year and normal collection days are subject to change (as below).

Every household will receive a leaflet in mid-December with full details of all revised collection days, Christmas tree drop-off points, plus a cut-out-and-keep guide to what to recycle in the clear recycling sack. Leaflets will also be available at all our Information Offices.

Chris Noble, NFDC’s service manager for Waste and Recycling, said, “We try to avoid making changes to collection days over the Christmas and New Year period to minimise disruption to our residents, but sometimes it’s unavoidable.

“We understand our residents can have more waste at this time of year and would encourage people to check out ways they can reduce, reuse and recycle more, or use their local Household Waste Recycling Centre for larger items such as cardboard boxes”.

New Forest residents can find more information on reducing waste, and their local Household Waste Recycling Centre opening times at  https://www.hants.gov.uk/wasteandrecycling/smartliving and http://www.newforest.gov.uk/recycling

Refuse and recycling (Black and clear sacks)

If your normal collection day is… It will change to…
Wednesday 25 December 2019 Thursday 2 January 2020
Thursday 26 December 2019 Friday 3 January 2020
Wednesday 1 January 2020 Thursday 2 January 2020
Thursday 2 January 2020 Friday 3 January 2020
Friday 3 January 2020 Saturday 4 January 2020

Glass recycling box

If your normal collection day is… It will change to…
Wednesday 25 December 2019 Friday 27 December 2019
Thursday 26 December 2019 Friday 27 December 2019
Friday 27 December 2019 Monday 30 December 2019
Wednesday 1 January 2020 Thursday 2 January 2020
Thursday 2 January 2020 Friday 3 January 2020
Friday 3 January 2020 Saturday 4 January 2020


Christmas tree recycling drop off points

Sites will be open Thursday 2 - Sunday 12 January 2020
Blackfield Gang Warily community centre car park
Brockenhurst Brookley Road car park
Burley Coach park
Fordingbridge A338 slip road car park
Hythe New Road car park
Lymington St Thomas St car park
Lymington Bath Road car park
Lyndhurst Village centre car park
Milford Hurst Road car park
New Milton Crossmead Ave car park
Ringwood The Furlong car park
Totton Westfield car park
Totton Rumbridge St car park