Bins and Recycling


We are still collecting your little (household waste), big (recycling) and food waste bins as normal.
However, on advice from the government regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19), we need you to take extra precautions with your waste to protect others.

See further information about changes to services.

Our waste and recycling services empty your rubbish, recycling and food waste bins regularly. We also promote green living with recycling centres, waste prevention schemes and events.

Bin Collection Date 

Each household should have a Big Bin for recycling, a Little Bin for waste that can't be recycled and a food waste container.

Commercial Waste and Recycling 

If you run a business, you need to apply for a commercial waste and recycling collection.


Bin Collections 

We collect rubbish, recycling, food waste and garden waste from homes. 

Go Green 

Going green means living a more eco-friendly life by cutting down on waste and reducing your carbon emissions


You can take rubbish, recycling and other items to our recycling centres. Check what each centre takes, find out what happens to your recycling and how you can reduce waste.

Street Cleaning 

We have a street cleaning team in Bournemouth, but they need your help to keep the streets litter-free.