Recycling in Fordingbridge; Recycling shed, crisp packets and Tetra Pak

Covid Safe Rules

  1. Do not visit the shed if you are displaying any symptoms of Covid.
  2. Use hand sanitiser before and after accessing the shed.
  3. Only one person at a time to use the shed – maintain social distance.

Located at the side of St.Mary’s Church Hall, Church Street, Fordingbridge.

Please see list below for items that can be put in this shed

Contact Wendy Reid on 07847388002 with any concerns or questions.

Aluminium Foil and Containers: This is for the scrunchy foil items (not tins that can go into the NFDC sacks.) Flan dishes, foil sheets, Take-away containers. Please clean them first and squash them down so more can fit into the box.

Blister Medicine Packs: We have had to stop collecting these temporarily as Superdrug cannot handle the amount they are getting.

Bras: Any condition.

Bread Bags: Only the bags that loaves of bread come in. Not rolls or any other bread products. See Terracycle poster at the shed or in the files section of our Facebook group.

Candles: Any candles that have burnt down to the wick, even ones in glass jars.

CD’s and DVD’s: Must be playable and in original box. These will be sold to raise funds for our projects and pay for postage for some items in the shed.

Confectionery Wrappers: Please see Terracycle poster at shed or in the files section of our Facebook group.

Corks: Only real cork (not plastic).

Dry Pet Food Packaging: Only the dry bags of food and treats. Risk of contamination in the shed of pouches/sachets that contained wet food.

Ella’s Kitchen Pouches and Products: Please see Terracycle poster at shed or in the files section of our Facebook group. Any brand of baby food pouches

Inkjet Printer Cartridges: Canon and HP only.

Lids from Glass Jars. But jar lids can also be put back onto jars and placed with your glass recycling.

Marigold Gloves: ONLY Marigold gloves and packaging.

Plastic Milk Bottle Tops: These go to charity. All plastic lids from bottles can be put back onto the bottles and put in clear sacks (NFDC)

Plastic Plant Pots (small): Any condition.

Plastic Rings for Holding Drinks Multi-packs.


Water Filter Cartridges: Brita and Aqua only

Writing Materials: Please see Terracycle poster at shed or in the files section of our Facebook group.

Our community shed has been kindly sponsored by the following local businesses:

Harmony Bakes: Vegan – Dairy Free and Egg Free cakes, cookies and treats. Contact Jay at

First Call Property Maintenance: Property Maintenance – domestic and commercial services. 07900 016 918 – Ross Freeman

Emma Burton Designs: Unique Handmade Jewellery made from hand collected beach plastic and sea glass.

H Davison Photos. Maternity – Newborn – Children – Families


The Odd Job Man: Improving local properties since 2001. 01425 656162

The Gourmet Grocer: 71 High Street Fordingbridge. Wide range of fresh fruit and vegetables, milk, cheese, sliced meats, preserves, bread and much more. Weekly veg boxes. Face book and Instagram: @TheGourmetGrocer 01425 658007

The Cottage Loaf: New Forest Baker. 51-53 High Street, Fordingbridge 01425 652460 Facebook: @thecottageloaffordingbridge

Muddy Footprints Landscaping: Get in touch for a free, no obligation quote and discussion of your requirements. 07707 123 488

Brian’s Kitchens and Bathrooms.

Crisp Packet Recycling – The Gourmet Grocer

There is a box outside The Gourmet Grocer for you to put your sorted crisps into. See guide below for how to do it.

Tetrapak Recycling – A338 Slip Road Carpark

Squash/Flatten the cartons and replace the lid. This way we can fit more into the facility. You can also put in disposable coffee cups and paper cups.