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Millhams Community Recycling Centre is Bournemouth's Civic Amenity Site and is accessed via the A348 Ringwood Road at Longham (Sat nav BH11 9LQ. Site entrance is just before the bridge over the Stour if coming from the Bournemouth direction).
Waste which is taken to Millhams is reused, recycled or composted, instead of going to landfill. The site features colour coded signage for the different waste areas to make visits easier for residents.
Proof of Bournemouth residency is required for entry into Millhams. Your proof of residency can be a Bournemouth Council Tax statement or photo-card driving licence.
Bournemouth residents can also visit the Christchurch Household Recycling Centre at Wilverley Road. For details on opening times, location and vehicle size/type restrictions, please visit Dorset for you| or call 01305 225002.
Waste that can’t be taken to Millhams
Where should it be taken?
Clinical waste i.e. waste containing human or animal bodily fluids (faeces, urine, blood)
Should be disposed in kerbside refuse bin, dog bins, chemists or clinical waste contractors.
Clinical waste should be disposed of in safety containers provided with medical equipment and returned to a medical centre. Alternatively there are four needle exchanges in Bournemouth. Please contact Park Lodge, Kings Park Hospital, Gloucester Road on 01202 395768.
Should be taken to your nearest Police Station or registered firearms dealer. Please contact Dorset Police on 101 for more information before you visit
Try contacting the place where you originally bought the items from as a 'take back' scheme may exist. If not, contact your local Maritime Rescue Co-ordination Centre (MRCC) at RNLI Headquarters Poole 01202 336336, who will advise you on how the flares can be disposed of.
Contact the place where you originally bought the gas bottle or supplier i.e. Calor, BOC, Flo Gas as they have 'take back' schemes
Caravans, boats or cars
Should be taken to a local car scrap yards
Millhams is open:
8am - 7pm from April 1 - October 31
8am - 5pm from November 1 - March 31
Please note Millhams will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.
Millhams Community Recycling Centre is in Kinson, accessed via the A348 Ringwood Road at Longham (Sat nav BH11 9LQ. Site entrance is just before the bridge over the Stour if coming from the Bournemouth direction).
Following the recent incident involving an explosion at Millhams Community Recycling Centre, Bournemouth Council are reviewing safety practices at the site for residents and staff.
Residents can help improve site safety by following a few steps.
Please note that vans, trucks, lorries or any other vehicle which are not a domestic/family car will not be allowed entry into Millhams. However a residential permit scheme operates for those residents who have a van as their only mode of transport to dispose of household waste. To be eligible to apply for a permit, you must be able to meet the following criteria:
To apply for a permit please call Customer Services on 01202 451199.
East Dorset residents living in Ferndown, St Leonard’s, St Ives, Three Legged Cross, Wimborne, Verwood, Longham, West Parley and Stapehill can now have unlimited access to Millhams, by providing their Council Tax bill upon arrival at the site. This replaces the voucher scheme which had been in place previously.
Commercial waste can now be taken to Millhams Community Recycling Centre for disposal at the following rates:
All prices are subject to VAT and may be subject to further review. Please contact W&S Recycling on 01202 581191 for more details.
Please note: Under the WEEE| directive Millhams is unable to accept, from traders, any electrical items, hazardous waste, asbestos, paint, oil or chemicals. Please contact Millhams direct on 01202 581191 for further information.
If you require any further information please contact Customer Services on 01202 451199 or alternatively email the recycling team.|
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