Waste and Recycling

What happens to your green garden waste?

Composting sites

All the green garden waste collected at Hampshire's HWRCs, as well as that from any local collections, is taken to one of two composting sites in the county, located at Herriard near Basingstoke, and Chilbolten near Stockbridge.

Here the green waste is composted in long heaps called windrows for around 20 weeks, turned regularly to ensure it is it breaks down evenly. The finished product is ‘Pro-Grow’, a high quality soil conditioner that is available to buy at every HWRC. The sites combined process over 100,000 tonnes of compost material every year.

Tractor turning rows of compost