Cardboard waste banks in Basingstoke have been removed alongside recycling sites following anti-social behavior and fly tipping

Two cardboard recycling banks in Basingstoke are to be removed. Facilities at Kingsclere Recycling Site and Overton Hill Recycling Site will no longer be available from Friday 22nd April.

This followed the announcement by Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council that recycling centers in the borough would close. Recycling banks have been removed from 13 municipally owned sites, while recycling banks for glass, paper, cards and small electrical appliances have been removed from six private sites.

The council said the closures were part of their efforts to reduce anti-social behavior. In recent years, some of the recycling sites have reportedly “become the target of anti-social behavior and fly tipping, causing concern to nearby residents and parish councils”.

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The closures in Kingsclere and Overton Hill are also intended to improve green initiatives by reducing the amount of carbon emitted on trips to recycling sites for items that could be recycled at home. The council argues that the cardboard can be recycled in green bins at home or taken to Hampshire County Council’s household waste recycling center in Wade Road.

The reduction in cardboard recycling banks follows the decision to close the Chineham recycling center earlier this year. Site owners have called for recycling banks, which include clothing and textiles, paper, cardboard, glass and electronic and electrical waste, to be removed.

Another 26 centers were closed in 2021 due to fly-spilling incidents, vandalism and anti-social behavior. According to the council’s website, there are currently 49 recycling sites in Basingstoke and Deane offering a wide variety of recycling options.

All recycling banks removed from council-owned sites:

Burghclere – Recreation Ground, Harts Lane, Burghclere, RG20 9HY

Eastrop – Parking Eastrop Park, RG21 4QD

Hatch Warren – Community Centre, Long Cross Lane, RG22 4XF

Kempshott – Stratton Park, Pack Lane, Basingstoke, RG22 5HN

Kempshott – Buckingham Parade. Kempshot

Lychpit – Lychpit Centre, Great Binfields Road, Lychpit, RG24 8TF

Oakley – Beach Park, Station Road, Oakley, RG23 7HA

Oakridge – Upper Sherborne Road Oakridge, Basingstoke, RG21 5RP

Oakridge – Pavilion Parking, Upper Sherborne Road, Oakridge

Popley – Abbey Road Shops, RG24 9ES

Whitchurch – Bell Street Car Park, Whitchurch, RG28 7AE

Whitchurch – Silk Mill Car Park, Winchester Road, Whitchurch, RG28 7HP

Winklebury – Watson Way Shops, Winklebury Way, RG23 8AN

Recycling banks for glass, paper, cardboard and WEEE (small electrical appliances) removed from private sites:

Beggarwood – Beggarwood Surgery, Broadmere Road, Basingstoke, RG22 4AQ

Bishops Green – Bishops Green Village Hall, Ash Road Bishops Green, Basingstoke, RG20 9JG

Brookvale – Morrison’s Ltd, Worting Rd, RG21 8BJ

Hannington – The Vine PH, Ibworth Lane, Hannington, RG26 5TX

St Mary Bourne – Village Shop, Bourne Meadow, St Mary Bourne, SP11 6BE

Oakridge – Upper Sherborne Road Oakridge, Basingstoke, RG21 5RP

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