Waste & Refuse
Test Valley Borough Council operates an alternate bin collection service in the village. General refuse and recyclable refuse is collected every other week.
A garden waste collection service is also operated, with fortnightly kerbside collections. Subscribers are issued with a 110 litre reusable sack with a capacity of 20kg. Sacks can be filled with grass and hedge cuttings, weeds, small branches, leaves and prunings. There is a charge for this service – go to the Test Valley Borough Council website for the latest prices: http://www.testvalley.gov.uk/resident/wasteandrecycling/gardenwaste/ To join the service, please call 01264 368000 or 01794 527700. Staff will take your credit/debit card details.
Should you have any questions regarding the Garden Waste Collection Service please contact :
Environmental Services Team
Environment and Health Service
Test Valley Borough Council
Tel 01264 368 000, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
It is not possible to dispose of garden waste in your black or brown wheeled bin. However, there are a number of alternatives if you do not want to join the Garden Waste Collection Service. Home Composting is the best solution for garden and kitchen vegetable waste as it avoids the financial and environmental cost of transporting waste to other sites. Your garden will also benefit from the free, organic compost that will be generated. Home composters can be ordered online at http://www.recyclenow.com/home_composting/ or by calling 0845 077 0757.
You can take your garden waste free of charge to the Household Waste Recycling Centres in Bunny Lane, Timsbury or Woodside Avenue, Eastleigh. Material received at these sites is also composted.
Household waste Amenity Tip
The tip is located at Bunny Lane, Timsbury. It is open seven days a week between the following times:
Summer: 8.00am- 7.00pm
Winter: 8.00am- 4.30pm
Bulky Waste Collection Service
Test Valley Borough Council provides a chargeable service for the collection of unwanted bulky household items and garden waste. For up-to-date prices, go to: http://www.tvbc.gov.uk/default.aspx?page=5227
To arrange a Collection, please contact the Customer Services Unit on the following telephone numbers:
Tel (Andover) 01264 368000
Tel (Romsey) 01794 527700
Recycling Collection Points
In addition to collecting recyclable refuse from each home, TVBC operate collection points for recyclable materials at the following locations in the village:
Rownhams Primary School, Bakers Drove – glass, paper, plastic and cans
Balmoral Inn, Romsey Road – glass, plastic, cans and textiles
B&Q Depot site, Nursling – glass, paper, plastic, cans and textiles
Southampton City Missions welcomes old furniture, cookers, fridges, etc. Tel : 02380 773 132
Tools for Self-Reliance at Netley Marsh Workshops, Ringwood Road, Netley Marsh, collects old hand tools of all sorts, reconditions them, and sends them to third world countries. Tel: 02380 869 697