Verwoodians on Waste have compiled a list of local drop off points for recycling. Medicine blister packs previously collected at the Pop Up Surgeries are now collected by Verwood Town Council. The recycling of confectionery wrappers will also cease from 1 December 2023.
Potters Wheel car park
Our recycling bins can be found off of the Potters Wheel car park behind the Heritage Centre. You'll find them located in the bricked off area where the book bank used to be.
Our waste stream will always depend on which company we can send our waste packing to for recycling.
Sadly confectionery wrappers are the latest casualty and that bin has now been removed.
On the positive side funding for the medicine blister packs is currently available courtesy of Verwood Town Council.
DIY Tool Library
Borrowing not buying is the ultimate in recycling. Verwood residents can now borrow tools from the DIY Tool Library based at High Mead Farm in Ham Lane, Ferndown. You need to join their Facebook group to evidence where you live. Opening hours will increase as volunteers come forward to help.
Packaging labels and recycling symbols are now appearing on lots of everyday items, and help us to identify how different types of packaging can be recycled. However, it can be confusing as to what goes where and if in fact, it is actually recyclable. Check out our guide to recycling logos below or download the handy pdf.
This label is applied to packaging that is collected by 75% or more of local authorities across the UK, for example plastic bottles.
Widely Recycled - Rinse
Rinsing packaging, for example food trays, ensures that any food residue doesn’t contaminate other materials, particularly if they are collected together with paper.
The Green Dot
The Green Dot does not necessarily mean that the packaging is recyclable, will be recycled or has been recycled. It is a symbol used on packaging in some European countries and signifies that the producer has made a financial contribution towards the recovery and recycling of packaging in Europe.
This indicates that an object is capable of being recycled, not that the object has been recycled or will be accepted in all recycling collection systems. Sometimes this symbol is used with a percentage figure in the middle to explain that the packaging contains x% of recycled material.
Plastic Resin Codes
This identifies the type of plastic resin used to make the item by providing a 'Resin Identification Code'. It is represented with a 'chasing arrows' symbol surrounding a a number between 1 and 7 that defines the resin used.
This symbol asks that you recycle the glass container. Please dispose of glass bottles and jars in a bottle bank, remembering to separate colours, or use your glass household recycling collection if you have one.
This symbol indicates that the item is made from recyclable aluminium.
This symbol means that the product is made of steel.
All local authorities collect steel cans for recycling. Other steel or metal items can be taken to your household recycling centre.
This symbol explains that you should not place the electrical item in the general waste. Electrical items can be recycled through a number of channels.
Products certified to be industrially compostable according to the European standard EN 13432/14955 may bear the 'seedling' logo.
Never place compostable plastic into the recycling with other plastics; as it is designed to break down it cannot be recycled and contaminates recyclable plastics. Plastics that carry this symbol can be recycled with your garden waste through your local authority.
In addition to the seedling symbol for industrial composting, you may see this one which means that it is suitable to be home composted.