Millhams Household Recycling Centre

Millhams Household Recycling Centre is the household waste tip and recycling centre

Coronavirus (COVID-19): change to service

This Household Recycling Centre has re-opened with a number of safety measures for residents who are unable to safely store additional waste at home and who have no alternative disposal options available.

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

Monday - Sunday

  • 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.

Millhams is closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day but please check the website for updates before travelling.

Who can use Millhams?

You can use Millhams if you live in Bournemouth, Christchurch or Poole.

If you live in Bournemouth or Poole and you’re visiting Millhams in a van you will need a permit. If you live in Christchurch you cannot currently use your van permit at Millhams. Christchurch residents need to apply for a permit using the services in Christchurch website

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, Christchurch or Poole. You can use:

  • Current Council Tax bill
  • Photocard Driving Licence.
  • Any utility bill that shows your name and address.

If you live in Bournemouth you can also use the Christchurch Household Recycling Centre at Wilverley Road and Nuffield Household Recycling Centre at Nuffield Road, Poole. Please check individual web pages for restrictions before travelling.

East Dorset also have access to Millhams. Please take some identification with you. Dorset Council van permits cannot be used at Millhams.

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.

The New to You reuse shop

You can visit the New to You shop (Albany Business Park, Cabot Lane, Poole) most Saturday's from 9am-1pm to view and buy second hand items for the home. Please check New to You page before travelling.