Gosport is a member of Project Integra, the waste partnership of Hampshire authorities, working together to deal with Hampshire's waste and recycling. In Gosport, the entire Borough is served by an alternate weekly collection of dry mixed recyclable materials (paper, card, cans -including aerosols- and plastic bottles - the same materials collected across Hampshire). 

The Council's contractor is Urbaser Ltd. This company undertakes refuse and recycling collections, as well as cleaning Gosport's streets, public conveniences and some sports pavilions.

Gosport's recycling performance, and what happens to the material we collect for recycling

Wheeled bins:

New build properties - Wheeled bins are provided free of charge to all new properties.  Where individual wheeled bins are required, once informed of new occupancy the Councils Contractor will deliver 1 x 240 litre black lidded rubbish bin and 1 x 240 litre green lidded bin for recyclable materials. Bins will be delivered with a sticker identifying the house number for which the wheeled bins are provided for.  Where bins are required for communal bin stores, please contact Streetscene who will arrange for appropriate sized bins to be provided.  These will be provided for both refuse and recyclable materials.

Replacement  and wheeled bin upgrades - For those households who need to replace a wheeled bin or would like to exchange their existing bin/s for a larger size, a payment of £28.00 per bin is required.  The fee covers the provision of the bin and delivery and is payable before the bin is delivered to a property.  Payment can be made here.

By telephone, Monday to Friday between 9.00 am and 5.00 pm, by calling 023 9258 4242 and selecting Option 1 for the Payment line. 

By post, send payments to Streetscene, Gosport Borough Council, Town Hall, Gosport, PO12 1EB with a covering letter advising what the payment is for

In person, Monday to Friday, between 9.00 am and 5.00 pm at Gosport Town Hall, High Street, Gosport, PO12 1EB.

If your wheeled bin has been stolen or damaged by others, wheeled bins will be replaced free of charge when the request is accompanied by a crime reference number.  Should this be the case, please contact Streetscene to make replacement arrangements.

Please note, only 1 wheeled bin will be collected on a recycling collection week per property, unless additional bins are marked with an official extra bin sticker by Gosport Borough Council.

Please place your wheeled bin out for collection by 7am on your collection day.

What can I recycle?


For residents who continue to use a sack collection, black plastic sacks are provided for rubbish and clear plastic sacks for recyclable materials.  These are provided on an annual basis, when residents will receive 52 black sacks and 52 clear sacks, with a maximum collection of 2 sacks per week.  Should you need to replace any of the sacks provided for you, a roll of 10 replacement sacks is available to purchase from the Town Hall at a cost of £1.70.

Extra recycling?

Bags of extra recycling WILL NOT be collected from the side of your wheeled bin. If you use a sack collection, no more that 2 GBC clear sacks will be collected at any one time. Please take extra recycling to your local recycling banks or save until your next recycling collection.

Assisted Lifts:

If you are unable to present your bin for collection and have no other person within your property to assist with the placing of your container, please contact Streetscene in writing (please put a link to the recycling inbox) with the following information:  

a. The reasons why you need assistance and where this is due to mobility or medical issues this should be set out in a letter from you Doctor;
b. Confirmation that there is no one else living at the property who is able to manoeuvre the wheeled bin;
c. Acknowledgment that the Council and Contractor are not liable for any damage or loss caused as a result of a collection vehicle or Contractor coming onto the property whilst providing the assistance;
d. An indemnity that in the event that the Council will provide assistance the Occupier agrees to indemnify the Council for any damage or loss caused as a result of a collection vehicle a Council officer or the Contractor coming onto the property whilst providing the assistance.

The Head of Streetscene will consider and determine your application for assistance on the basis of the information provided in the application and what assistance it is reasonable and practical to provide.  Where assistance is provided you will be notified and a member of staff will arrange a visit to make arrangements for the assisted collection.

Contact Streetscene:

Tel - 08000 198 598
Email - streetscene@gosport.gov.uk