Recycling in 



  • As of November 1, 2001, the city of Hampton no longer uses or will service the small green recycling bins. All recycling must be placed inside the new larger gray recycling container for collection. You may keep your old bin for some other use or simply dispose of it in your regular garbage container.

  • All recycling material must be inside the container for collection. The larger size should accommodate your household needs.

  • One container is issued per household in Hampton. Families that find they consistently have a need for a second container can call 311 and ask for one. Public Works will monitor usage and may collect and redeploy the container if it is not used consistently or correctly. 



  • Recycling is collected every other week on the same day as your regular garbage is collected. View a MAP of the recycling collection.


Acceptable Recyclable Material

  • Paper: office paper, newspaper, junk mail, magazines, phone books, and paper bags.

  • Cardboard & Chipboard: flattened, un-waxed, and clean & dry.

  • Plastics Bottles # 1 -7. NO plastic bags.

  • Cartons, including food and beverage cartons (juice, milk, soy milk, soup, broth, etc.).

  • Glass Bottles & Jars: clear, green & brown; remove & discard lids.

  • Metals: aluminum, steel, or tin food & beverage cans; clean aluminum foil.


  • Pour out contents or wipe out cans and bottles. Place recyclables loosely in your container.

  • Townhome residents with the 18-gallon recycling bin container service may place any additional recyclables in paper bags next to their container.

Do NOT place the following items in your blue cart:

  • Household garbage, waxed cardboard, yard waste (grass, leaves or branches), plastic bags - (plastic bags are collected at most grocery stores for recycling.), plastic toys, plastic pools, plastic motor oil containers, ceramic or ovenware dishes, Styrofoam, packing peanuts.

To report service problems, please call 385-4650 on your collection day or by noon the following business day.


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