Bins and Recycling Collections

Collection dates for Christmas and New Year for rubbish bin, recycling and food waste collection

Bournemouth residents

There will be no rubbish, food (for Bournemouth) or recycling bin collections on Christmas Day, Boxing Day or New Year’s Day.

Catch-up collections will run from Saturday 21 December to Saturday 4 January.

Please be aware we are collecting on Saturdays and in some cases BEFORE your usual collection.

Usual collection dayRevised collection day
Monday 23 December  No change 
 Tuesday 24 December No change
 Wednesday 25 December  Saturday 21 December
 Thursday 26 December  Friday 27 December
 Friday 27 December Saturday 28 December 
 Monday 30 December No change
Tuesday 31 December  No change 
 Wednesday 1 January Thursday 2 January 
 Thursday 2 January Friday 3 January 
 Friday 3 January Saturday 4 January 

Check your bin collection date online:

On your bin collection day, please place your bin out so it's clearly visible to our collection crews.

Extra rubbish and recycling

You can take additional rubbish an recycling to our Waste and Recycling Centres

  • Nuffield Road, Poole (BH17 0RS)
  • Millhams, Longham (BH11 9LQ)
  • Wilverley Road, Christchurch (BH23 3RU).

All sites are closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.