Changes to the current waste and recycling service we operate for the New Forest are necessary to reduce the amount we throw away, and to increase what we recycle.

A draft waste and recycling strategy was approved by our Cabinet last week. This means that the project to improve recycling will now be worked on in more detail, with changes to the waste and recycling collection service expected no earlier than 2022.

To design a new waste and recycling service that is best for the New Forest, we would like residents to read the draft waste strategy summary, or the full document, and then make comments. We want to hear from as many people as possible, whatever your views.

A summary, the full draft waste strategy, and a comment form is available at