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Stupid rules at bordon dump
- AF (3rd Mar 2022 - 14:25:15)

Can anyone explain the stupid rules at the dump.

I had to take a dismantled metal bunk bed to the dump. So I booked a slot and loaded up car but could only get half the load in the car(it's a small car).
I unloaded and then asked the staff if I could pop back with rest of the bed. I would have been back within the half hour slot, of course the answer was NO.
I have no idea why, I was the only one at the dump.
We need to get rid of the pointless rules and get back to normal, do the council really want to increase fly tipping.

Re: Stupid rules at bordon dump
- D (3rd Mar 2022 - 15:04:14)

Hello, AF me old mucker. I think the rules are to keep traffic on the road to a minimum. Now that all those new houses have been built there it would be a problem having cars queuing along the road to get in. I take your point about being within your alloted time though.

Re: Stupid rules at bordon dump
- passfield resident (3rd Mar 2022 - 15:19:09)

The place is run by a private firm now

Re: Stupid rules at bordon dump
- Bob Cocker (3rd Mar 2022 - 22:13:47)

Couple of things...
Realistically, you aren't going to unload half a bed, return to Liphook, reload the other half, drive back to Bordon and unload, all in 30 minutes. You will almost certainly end up out of your time slot.

Secondly, HCC now allow you to book multiple appointments where before you could only book one slot a week.

And lastly, if it was a steel (metal) bed, there are endless licenced scrap metal guys that would collect it for free from your house, saving the need to go to the tip in the first place.

Just a thought for next time.


Re: Stupid rules at bordon dump
- liz (4th Mar 2022 - 07:13:50)


Perhaps you could list some of these scrap metal guys to remove a small amount of steel equivalent to a metal bed. The one recommended by a friend would only take large amounts. Thanks.

Re: Stupid rules at bordon dump
- D (4th Mar 2022 - 08:11:17)

AF, we do still have a scrappy down Longmoor Road. That's unless the Downs National Park haven't hounded him out yet.

Re: Stupid rules at bordon dump
- Penny Williamson (4th Mar 2022 - 13:44:02)

Ben Wells on Next Door advertises and appears to be interested in removing small loads.

Re: Stupid rules at bordon dump
- Richard (4th Mar 2022 - 14:29:31)

Takes 12 minutes to get from Bordon Recycling to Liphook.

So that's 24 minutes for 2 trips (Bordon to Liphook and back again)

Leaving 6 minutes to load the car and unload again.

That's not including the half the bed already unloaded.

Not possible, you're moaning for the sake of it.

Could be worse. You could be invaded by Russia.

First world problems or what?

Re: Stupid rules at bordon dump
- AF (4th Mar 2022 - 16:17:35)

Some good points made, however the fact remains we don't need these rules anymore.
The dump is very quiet i was the only one there yesterday.
We don't need the booking system. If we have to have the booking system the technology exists to have a live system where you could book your slot on the same day rather that 24 hrs in advance.
Just think you could be doing things round the house and decide you have a dump load and quickly log on to your phone and get a slot that day and of you go all sorted.
The council need to make the system as easy as possible to avoid fly tipping and annoying people.

Re: Stupid rules at bordon dump
- liz (4th Mar 2022 - 16:35:38)

Thanks Penny. I wonder if you could post Ben Wells number for me.

Re: Stupid rules at bordon dump
- Penny Williamson (4th Mar 2022 - 17:16:30)

Liz I don't have a number but his email address is

Re: Stupid rules at bordon dump
- Penny Williamson (4th Mar 2022 - 17:26:16)

AF The tip is run by private contractors. You can find their name and number if you Google it. Why don't you ring them up and ask them to re-align the booking system to meet your needs.

Re: Stupid rules at bordon dump
- Gr (4th Mar 2022 - 18:19:19)

Just book another slot not difficult why does everybody want there own rules

Re: Stupid rules at bordon dump
- Nellie (4th Mar 2022 - 18:25:21)

I am sure booking system more effective at weekends to save cars queueing around the block! Those that can go during the week - what’s your problem!

Re: Stupid rules at bordon dump
- liz (4th Mar 2022 - 22:52:43)

Thanks Penny!

Re: Stupid rules at bordon dump
- Joe (5th Mar 2022 - 00:27:52)

I think it is the same for all of Hampshire. If you go up the road to Surrey there is no booking system. Avoid weekends! Perhaps they do not have as much rubbish. They do have a lot more categories for waste meaning many more separate bins to put the right things in the right places though.

Re: Stupid rules at bordon dump
- D (5th Mar 2022 - 06:28:28)

AF, if you'd gone to the scrappy you would have none of these rules and you might even have made a quid or two. Also, you would be supporting a long established local business of excellent repute. It's at the same place it has always been. Why give your metal bed to the Bordon tip to sell when you could make a bob on it yourself. The scrappy have always helped me unload my scrap as well which the Bordon recycling centre tell me they are no longer allowed to do.

Re: Stupid rules at bordon dump
- AF (22nd Jul 2022 - 17:32:28)

I went to the dump on Tuesday and asked about the rules changing, and was told quite abruptly by the employee "NO WERE NOT CHANGING BECAUSE ITS SO POPULAR".
Not sure who it's popular with, not me thats for sure. I will admit the system has got better in that you can book multiple slots and also you can book same day slots if you do it in the morning.
We simply don't need a booking system anymore and i am sure this system has increased fly tipping.

Re: Stupid rules at bordon dump
- Caroline (22nd Jul 2022 - 18:31:04)

Love the booking system. Really efficient, especially for someone like me who often has to go in a lunch hour and can be reassured there won’t be a massive queue.

Re: Stupid rules at bordon dump
- Russ (22nd Jul 2022 - 18:49:40)

Totally agree booking system is great no problems getting in no huge queue’s please keep it.

Re: Stupid rules at bordon dump
- Jo (22nd Jul 2022 - 19:31:03)

What a horrible petty whinge. Get over your own self importance

Re: Stupid rules at bordon dump
- Richard (22nd Jul 2022 - 20:37:33)

Booking systems is much better - hope they keep it and all recycling centres follow suit

Re: Stupid rules at bordon dump
- Joe (22nd Jul 2022 - 21:56:16)

The booking system applies still in the whole of Hampshire. Surrey have never had the booking system so if you are going that way anyway Witley tip is nearest. It is huge and you have to separate stuff a lot more than in Hampshire but then there is no booking required.

Re: Stupid rules at bordon dump
- J (23rd Jul 2022 - 06:52:22)

I thought you had to prove you lived in Surrey to use a tip there? Do not much good going to Witley if you live in Hampshire…

Booking system is good, but just requires planning to go rather than going on a whim. At least you can book same day now.

Re: Stupid rules at bordon dump
- Penny Williamson (23rd Jul 2022 - 09:39:37)

Booking system is excellent. Long may it last. I hope they do not change it. What's not to like - no queues.

Re: Stupid rules at bordon dump
- Joe (23rd Jul 2022 - 10:45:42)

I have made 2 trips to Witley dump this year I was not asked to prove I live in Surrey. I have previously posted the same thing on here and have so far never been asked to prove anything. Maybe perhaps before posting sarcasm think a little.

Re: Stupid rules at bordon dump
- Jen (23rd Jul 2022 - 12:55:28)

We much prefer having the booking system rather than just turning up with a car load of stuff and queuing.

Once you've made the effort of loading it all in the car, you're kind of committed to getting rid of it, regardless of how long the queue is and how long you'll have to wait. The last thing you'll want to do is take it all back home and unload it all again, then try again later on in the hope that the queue is shorter. So you have to wait ... and wait. Sometimes the queue used to be all the way down the road!

Now that we have to book, we know that we'll be able to get in straight away, dispose of the stuff easily and be back home again in less than 30 minutes.

I very much hope that the booking scheme remains.

Re: Stupid rules at bordon dump
- Nellie (23rd Jul 2022 - 14:21:37)

.We love the booking system.
Joe fyi just read that from April 2022 you have to be a resident in Surrey to use the Surrey dumps. Might be worth a checking before wasted journey

Re: Stupid rules at bordon dump
- Joe (23rd Jul 2022 - 16:18:40)

Thanks Nellie I cannot remember the date I last used Witley recycling but on reading the website it is more likely they may check up now.

Re: Stupid rules at bordon dump
- Rg (24th Jul 2022 - 12:22:35)

1 visit per slot simple everybody else goes by this But no somebody wants rules just for themselves

Re: Stupid rules at bordon dump
- AF (24th Jul 2022 - 17:43:27)

It seems I may be in the minority on this issue, but I'm used to that.

The point is these rules were put in place during lockdown when lots of people were using the site as they had a lot of time on their hands. We are not in lockdown now and most people are back at work, so the rules are not necessary.

I agree before lockdown you may have had to wait but not for long. I would be interested to know how much waste is being deposited now and how much was being collected before lockdown. I would guess its less now and if so where is the missing waste - Fly tipped.

Re: Stupid rules at bordon dump
- Penny Williamson (25th Jul 2022 - 09:19:55)

AF you are indeed in a minority of one on this Thread. What is your reasoning for wishing to change rules that were instigated in Lockdown that now seem to working extremely well for the vast majority of people? They work and the fact that the rules were put in place because of Lockdown is immaterial. Please don't imply that fly-tipping is likely to increase because of the new rules. The main reasons why people fly-tip is:

1 They have no social conscience.
2 They want to dispose of items that they may have to pay for at the tip.
3 People who do clearance, without proper paperwork, for innocent members of the public who pay for this service and mistakenly think the items will be taken to the tip.

There probably are other reasons but these are enough to be going on with. Fly-tipping is inexcusable in any circumstances.

Re: Stupid rules at bordon dump
- Mike (1st Aug 2022 - 10:44:37)

Also be aware that although it’s called Bordon Household Recycling Centre, you cannot recycle glass bottles there anymore.

They now tell you to take glass to one of the local supermarket recycling centres instead.

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