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Longer opening hours and a new booking system to reduce traffic queues at Hampshire’s HWRCs

A new booking system for Hampshire’s Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) will take effect from Monday 15 June, with residents able to book at 30-minute slot when the booking system goes live on Thursday 11 June 2020. The system is being set up in response to some of the severe traffic congestion seen at many HWRCs since they reopened on 11 May with new social distancing measures in place.

Bookings can be made online at

www.hants.gov.uk/wasteandrecycling/recyclingcentres/book-appointment.

Telephone bookings, for those without access to the online system, can be made by calling 023 8017 9949

Waste collections and garden waste

News from B&DBC:

Garden waste collections are set to resume from Monday 15 June for existing customers as staffing levels begin to stabilise following the COVID-19 outbreak. All existing garden waste customers will receive a letter advising them that the service is restarting. This will include information on their collection date, frequently asked questions including details regarding the extension of their annual subscription. No new customers can be accepted to the service at this time but this will be reviewed.

Waste collections will remain on the current collection schedule until the council is confident the weekly service can be sustained by the crews during the pandemic.

Bulky waste and garden waste services to resume

BDBC has told us that some waste and recycling services are set to resume this week, including bulky waste and garden waste collections services. There will be a staggered approach, with those services requiring the fewest staff brought back online first to ensure the existing waste, recycling and clinical waste services can be maintained for the duration of the pandemic.

Routine waste collections have the biggest impact on staffing and will remain on the current collection schedule until the council is confident the weekly service can be sustained.

Bookings for the council’s bulky waste collection service will go live on Tuesday 26 May, with collections starting the following week. Residents can request a booking online at www.basingstoke.gov.uk/bulkywaste 

Deliveries of bins and glass containers to residents who have requested them will also start from this date.

Following the suspension of the service in March, garden waste customers will see a return to their fortnightly collection service from mid-June. All existing customers will receive a letter advising them of the start date and information regarding the extension of their annual subscription. No new customers can be accepted to the service at this time but this will be reviewed.