Waste Collection and Recycling
Kerb-side collections in Oakley (Basingstoke & Deane Borough Council):
Areas in Oakley run on different collection schedules for black bins and green bins. To check your collection day click here and search for your address.
Grey / black bins: containing household waste are collected on a weekly basis on Tuesday or Friday depending on your address in Oakley.
Green bins: are collected fortnightly on Tuesday or Friday depending on your address in Oakley. These bins should be used for:
- cans and tins - washed and flattened
- cardboard - folded as flat as possible
- clean plastic bottles including drink bottles, shampoo and bleach bottles
Green plastic box: are emptied fortnightly on the same day as the green bins and should be used for glass bottles and jars – rinsed and tops and corks removed
For more useful information visit: www.basingstoke.gov.uk/bincollections
Recycling points in Oakley:
Fox Inn, Newfound, RG23 7HH: containers are situated in the car park for recycling
- Textiles and clothes
One Stop Shop, Oakley Lane, Oakley, RG23 7JY: containers are situated on the roadside for recycling:
- Textiles and clothes
Recycling outside the village of Oakley
Household Waste Recycling Centre: Wade Road, Basingstoke, RG24 8PL
Phone: (01256) 352984
Opening times: Open 7 days a week, except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day
- 1 October to 28 February - 0900 to 1600
- 1 March to 31 March - 0900 to 1700
- 1 April to 30 September - 0900 to 1800
Cars need to be registered to use the site and you will need to book an appointment before visiting. For additional information go to www.hants.gov.uk/wasteandrecycling/recyclingcentres/hwrcfinder/Basingstoke
Trade Waste recycling services
Tradespersons from small or medium sized organisations may use the Hampshire HWRC Trade Waste service, which is a chargeable service (restrictions on waste materials apply). Businesses or traders carrying waste arising from their work must hold a valid Waste Carrier’s Licence from the Environment Agency.
For more information visit: https://www.hants.gov.uk/wasteandrecycling/commercialwaste/hwrctradewaste
Other methods of recycling
- Organic waste: should be composted for the enrichment of your garden or recycled in green bags or bins supplied and collected at fortnightly intervals by Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council – an annual fee is payable. This service is for all grass cuttings, cut flowers, hedge clippings, weeds, twigs and prunings. For more details visit: www.basingstoke.gov.uk/gardenwaste
- Christmas trees: Non-plastic Christmas trees left at the agreed collection point are shredded by Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council during December and January. Or, if you have your garden waste collected by Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council they will collect real Christmas trees (if over 6ft they need to be cut in half). Don't forget to remove any decorations!
- Old mobile phones and ink cartridges: Oakley Scout Group collects these items as part of their fund-raising. Contact the Scout Group by email at oakley@firstname.lastname@example.org
- Postage stamps, foreign and obsolete UK coins: Many charities welcome these items.
How environmentally friendly are you? Try answering the following questions. They're based on 'The Environment of Basingstoke, towards 2010', a forum held at the Anvil early in 2001. If you can answer “yes” to the questions you should be polishing your halo - and exploring even more ways of protecting our fragile and special environment so as to conserve our depleting resources!
- Do you recycle organic material for compost, paper, glass, cans, foil, cardboard, textiles, oil and batteries, mobile phones, laser and ink cartridges?
- Do you have your car regularly serviced and do you walk or cycle if your trip is less than 2 miles?
- Do you buy loose goods and re-use plastic bags for pedal bin liners or use them again when shopping?
- Do you save water by showering and / or if you use the bath, do you share it?
- Do you use energy saving light bulbs and do you turn the lights off when the TV's on or rooms are not in use?
- Do you buy recycled paper, use both sides, and keep scrap paper for draft notes, doodling, children’s play-paper and shopping lists?