The integrated waste management strategy relies on handling waste in a four pronged approach: waste minimisation, recycling (including composting), Energy Recovery, and finally as a last resort, landfill.
The vast majority of households in Hampshire have access to kerbside collection of recyclable materials. These include newspapers and magazines, cardboard, junk mail, food and drinks cans, and plastic bottles. These are taken to a Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) to be separated, sorted and sent for reprocessing.
The network of bank sites cater for other materials including clothes, books and glass bottles and jars. The 26 Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) throughout Hampshire take bulky materials.