Hampshire County Council provides and manages the Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) located in Grange Road, Gosport.
You can take a variety of items here to be recycled or disposed of correctly. These include:
- Wood and timber
- Garden Waste
- Scrap Metal
- Car Batteries and household batteries
- Soil, rubble and DIY waste (limited quantities)
- Electrical items and lightbulbs
- Cooking Oil
For information on the Gosport HWRC and what you can and cannot take to this site, please contact Hampshire County Council on 0845 603 5634 or visit www.hants.gov.uk/waste-and-recycling
Some household waste is classed as hazardous and must be taken to a specially licensed HWRC site. The nearest licenced sites are at Port Solent and Segensworth.
Examples of hazardous waste include household products such as white spirit, paint brush cleaners, de-scalers, stain removers, household batteries, fluorescent light tubes, photographic chemicals, drain cleaners and oven cleaners. Garden products such as pesticides, insecticides, lawn treatments, fungicides, weed killers and wood preservatives (e.g. Creosote). Car maintenance products such as antifreeze, brake fluid and lubricants.
Household electrical items such as fridges and freezers, energy saving light bulbs, fluorescent light tubes, household batteries and televisions are accepted at all of the HWRCs, including Gosport.
To visit the hazardous waste information page please click here. Gosport HWRC Opening hours
From 1 March 2009, the opening hours are as follows:
- 1 March – 31 March: 8am to 5pm
- 1 April – 30 September: 8am to 7pm
- 1 October – 28 February: 8am to 4pm
Directions (Online Map)
Heading south along Grange Road, the site is signposted on the right opposite the sports ground before the roundabout.
Approaching from the B3333 (Portsmouth Road), take the second exit from the roundabout into Grange Road. The site is signposted on the left opposite the sports ground.
To find out more about the new permit scheme for vehicles, and to apply for a permit, please contact Hampshire County Council using the above information.
Bulky Waste Collections
If you are unable to visit the HWRC and have a bulky household waste item to dispose of, Gosport Borough Council provides a collection service for a charge. Please phone Streetscene on 08000 198 598 to find out more, or click here for more information.
Please note Gosport Borough Council cannot collect items containing or treated with hazardous waste through the Bulky Waste Service. Please take these items to a specially licensed hazardous waste HWRC (see above), or alternatively ensure these are collected by a suitably licensed contractor. Householders have a duty of care to ensure their waste is suitably disposed of. For more information please visit the Environment Agency website by clicking here.