Greener Brockenhurst

Brockenhurst WI are proud to support Greener Brockenhurst to support Greener Brockenhurst.

There is a Recycling Shed which is located in the car park of Brockenhurst Village Hall. As you drive into the car park, you will see it straight in front of you, located on the back fence.

Twelve different types of waste are collected that are currently not recycled by New Forest District Council. 

Three members of Brockenhurst WI committee volunteer and help to  manage the operation of the shed. 

Please show them your respect and gratitude to all out volunteers for their work by only leaving clean and sorted waste in the recycling bins.

The waste types collected are listed below.  Each has its own bin. Please click on the name for detailed information about exactly what is accepted for each type of waste

Personal Care & Makeup products

Crisp, peanut, pretzel & popcorn packets

Biscuit & cake wrappers

Aluminium & Foil

Printer Cartridges


Small Flower pots

Plastic bags

Milk bottle tops

Writing instruments

Oral care products

CDs & DVDs

Used Stamps

Foil blister packs that medication come in can be recycled, but please put them in a separate bag then put them in the aluminium and foil recycling bin.

You can see what happens to each type of waste here

Aluminium and foil, ink cartridges and foil blister packs that medication come in can be brought to WI meetings if it is more convenient for you.

Greener Brockenhurst has been awarded a grant to start a Nappy Library, based here in Brockenhurst, but to serve the whole of the New Forest area.

It can be quite daunting to take the plunge into cloth nappies.  It’s a big financial investment to take if you’ve never tried it and don’t know if it will work for you or your baby.  And then of course, there are so many different types and brands of cloth nappy, so how to know which is best. 

This is where a nappy library comes in. It gives users a chance to try before they buy, by allowing them to hire a kit of ten different types and brands of nappy along with all of the accessories needed to go with them.

The hire period is around four weeks to give families an opportunity to use everything a few times while they work out their preferences.  At the end of the loan period the families should be well placed to be able to purchase the nappies they need to get started with cloth.

The small hire fee of around £10 is usually charged to cover annual costs such as insurance, along with ongoing purchase of more nappies, either to replace any damaged/aged ones or buy new kits where possible.

A team of volunteers are needed to run the library.

If you think you could help in any way, please do get in touch with either Britta or Julie who will pass on your details to Greener Brockenhurst or click here.

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