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Press Release

5 March 2024

Planning underway to introduce Simpler Recycling in Fareham

Fareham Borough Council is beginning its preparations to introduce ‘Simpler Recycling’ to Fareham.

Required under the Environment Act 2021, ‘Simpler Recycling’ aims to increase household recycling rates by making it possible for people across the country to recycle the same materials without needing to check what their council will accept.

Fareham Borough Council currently operates an alternate weekly waste and recycling collection service for plastic bottles, card, paper, tins, cans and aerosols, with a glass and textiles able to be taken to nearby bank sites across the Borough.

Introducing Simpler Recycling means that food waste will be collected separately in Fareham on a weekly basis, glass must be collected from residents’ kerbside and a greater range of recyclables must be collected in recycling bins - including plastic pots, tubs, trays, cartons, paper and card, and metal cans.

These services must be in place by 31 March 2026 and the Council is expecting capital funding to be provided for the purchase of new food waste collection vehicles and food waste bins.

Executive Member for Streetscene at Fareham Borough Council, Cllr Ian Bastable, commented: “Fareham Borough Council takes its responsibility to the environment very seriously. We have not only introduced electric and bio-fuel vehicles to our fleet but have committed to being carbon neutral across all our buildings and services by 2030. The government requires us to introduce Simpler Recycling, so we are beginning our preparations now to ensure the new services can be introduced as seamlessly as possible by April 2026 and bring nett benefits to the environment.”

Further details can be found in the Simpler Recycling Government response.


For further information contact:

Customer Enquiries

Tel: 01329 236100

Media Enquiries

The Communications Team
Tel: 01329 824310
Fax: 01329 550576

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