Millhams Community Recycling Centre

Millhams Community Recycling Centre is Bournemouth's household waste tip

How to get here

Millhams is in Kinson. To find Millhams, enter via the A348 Ringwood Road at Longham. Post code BH11 9LQ.

Opening times

  • 9.00 - 17.00   April to September
  • 9.00 - 16.00   October to March

Please note last entry to Millhams is 15 minutes before closing time.

Who can use Millhams?

You can use Millhams if you live in Bournemouth.

If you’re visiting in a van you will need a permit. If you are visiting with a trailer, it must be a maximum size of 6’ x 4’ (1.8m x 1.2m). Further details of vehicles that can and can’t use the site are here.

Please take some identification with you to prove you live in Bournemouth. You can use:

  • Photocard Driving Licence.
  • Any household bill that shows your name and address.

You can also use the Christchurch Household Recycling Centre at Wilverley Road.

You also have access to Millhams if you live in an area where waste is collected by Dorset Waste Partnership, which includes Ferndown, West Moors, Wimborne and Christchurch. Please also take some identification with you.

Changes at Millhams

Millhams is run by Borough of Poole for Bournemouth residents. We are making changes to try to improve the service delivered, as well as make savings. 

The Reuse shop at Millhams has merged with Poole's New to You shop. You can visit the New to You shop (Albany Business Park, Cabot Lane, Poole) on certain days each month to view and buy second hand items for the home.

Best times to visit?

To make your visit to Millhams a swift one we recommend that you try to come along at our quieter times. The quietest times, both in the week and at weekends, are 9-11am and 2-3pm.