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Yes, Bournemouth Borough Council operates an 'opt in' Green Waste Scheme. The 2013 scheme will run from April 8 - November 29. Also green waste can be taken to Kings Park Green Waste Bring Site (accessed from Holdenhurst Road) on Sundays from April-November between 9am-1pm.
For those who joined the waiting list before 24 December 2012, you should have receivde a letter in late January/early February to let you know you are being included in the 2013 scheme. Existing users of the scheme are automatically included unless you actively choose to opt out.
We are currently delivering calendars and bins to all customers new to the 2013 scheme in time for the start of the new scheme on April 8.
You can register your interest in the scheme for 2014 by phoning Customer Services on 01202 451199 or by emailing the Recycling team|.
Please note - Anyone who is already on the scheme does not need to re-register.
You will be notified by letter in late January/early February 2013 stating whether or not you've been successful. Expansion of the scheme is dependent on resources available.
In the meantime if residents have any additional green waste to get rid of you can take it to Millhams Community Recycling Centre| for composting.
We also operate a weekly bring site during the green waste collection season (April-November) at Kings Park Lorry Park (access via Holdenhurst Road entrance), where residents can bring their green waste and it will be taken away to be composted. The weekly collection point operates every Sunday between April and November from 9am to 1pm. Please bring some proof of residency with you when you attend. Please note the bring site will not operate during Air Festival weekend, Sunday 1st September 2013, as the site is used as a Park and Ride.
Kings Park Green Waste Bring Site will not be running on Sunday 5th October due to the Bournemouth Marathon starting from the site that day.
Alternatively you can now order a home composter online at a discounted price from the Dorset Reduction and Recycling Group| or by phone on 0844 571 4444.
Soil, earth or dirt
Rubble, gravel or sand
Plant and flower cuttings
Large branches, rootballs or wood
Kitchen or food waste
Small branches & twigs
Paper, cans, plastics or bags
You will need to call us and let us know that you are interested in joining the scheme. We will then write to you to confirm whether the scheme is being extended to allow you to join. This extension is subject to the necessary funding becoming available.
Your wheelie bin will be delivered to you before the scheme starts in April. If you believe you have been missed please call Customer Services on 01202 451199 or email the Recycling Team|.
If your container is missed please contact us the following day by telephoning Customer Services on 01202 451199 or e-mail the Recycling Team|. It is our policy not to return for missed bins. Please ensure your container is out on the pavement at 5.00am and clearly visible to crews on collection day.
We recommend households number their bins to avoid any confusion.
Unfortunately, we are unable to replace lost or stolen green waste containers free of charge. The initial cost of providing the bin was incurred by the Council; however there is not sufficient funding to provide a replacement bin. The replacement bin charge is £38 plus a £10 delivery charge. You can avoid the delivery charge and collect the bin in person from Southcote Road Depot but 24 hours notice is needed so please make your intentions known when ordering and paying for your replacement via Customer Services on 01202 451199.
The Council has strict guidelines on what can and cannot be collected in the green waste containers. A list of acceptable and unacceptable materials is provided with the collection calendar. Unfortunately if the bin has contaminating items in it, the Council will not be able to collect the container with other green waste. Please contact either Customer Services on 01202 451199 or email the Recycling team| if you have any questions regarding green waste contamination.
Unfortunately, it is Council policy to issue one small 140-litre bin for the collection for green waste. Any excess can be composted at home or taken to Millhams Community Recycling Centre or Kings Park green waste bring site on Sundays from April- November between 9am-1pm.
This year's compost giveaway took place on Sunday 19 May. The next one will be in 2014, Watch this space.
For one day only free compost was up for grabs to all residents in Bournemouth at Kings Park Green Waste Collection Point. We had seven tonnes of compost available for residents on a first come first served basis as a thank you for your efforts in recycling your garden waste.
The compost was donated by Bournemouth's waste partner Eco Sustainable Solutions.
Bournemouth Borough Council will be collecting Christmas trees for Recycling again this year. The Christmas trees will then be composted for use within the Borough's parks and open green spaces.
We will make one collection of Christmas trees during the fortnight of 6 to 17 January 2014. You will need to put your Christmas tree out by the kerbside for collection on the day when only your weekly rubbish is collected (the opposite week to your recycling collection).
If you miss your kerbside collection day you can to take your tree to Millhams Community Recycling Centre or Wilverley Road (Christchurch Recycling Centre). For more information see our Festive Rubbish| feature.
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