Neighbourhood Recycling Centres

Find out where your nearest recycling banks are across Bournemouth

We are currently updating our textile banks at our neighbourhood Recycling Centres, so there may be a few days when there are no banks at some of our sites. All of the banks should be replaced by Monday 23 April. 

As you can now recycle a wide range of materials in your kerbside recycling bin, we decided to remove recycling banks at our neighbourhood recycling centres for glass, plastic bottles, cans, foil and paper.

You can still recycle textiles and/or small electricals at most of the sites.

The Big Bin Little Bin scheme has been so successful in allowing residents to recycle from their doorstep that the number of people using the neighbourhood recycling centres has really dropped off.

We also experience problems at most of the sites with contamination, fly-tipping and misuse by commercial traders, who should be paying to dispose of their waste.

A full list of locations and materials accepted can be found below. In addition, household items can be taken to Millhams Community Recycling Centre in Ringwood Road, Kinson or Christchurch Household Recycling Centre at Wilverley Road.


Queens Park West Drive car park (by the golf course)

  • Textiles and shoes (clothing, towels, sheets, blankets, curtains)  

Woodside Road car park, Pokesdown

Durley Road car park, Westcliff

Milburn Road car park, Westbourne  

  • Textiles and shoes (clothing, towels, sheets, blankets, curtains)  

Queens Road car park, Westbourne         

  • Textiles and shoes (clothing, towels, sheets, blankets, curtains)         

Cranmer Road car park (behind Wilkinson), Winton

Hawkwood Road car park 1 (Library end), Boscombe   

  • Small electrical items
  • Textiles and shoes (clothing, towels, sheets, blankets, curtains). The Hawkwood Road textiles bank has been temporarily removed. We will replace it as soon as possible. 

Littledown Centre car park, Castle Lane West 

Millhams Community Recycling Centre, Ringwood Road, Kinson             

Millhams Community Recycling Centre is Bournemouth's household waste tip and accepts all kinds of rubbish and recycling

How do I report a problem with any of the recycling banks?             

Contact the Customer Services Team on 01202 451199 or alternatively email us.     

You can find out how to dispose of lots of different items, including lightbulbs, on our A - Z of Waste page.