Neighbourhood Recycling Centres

Find out where your nearest recycling banks are across Bournemouth

Coronavirus (COVID-19): change to service

On advice from the government regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19), we have closed all of our recycling banks across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole. If the banks are full, please do not leave items next to them.

See further information about changes to services.


You can recycle textiles to the following sites.

Household items can be taken to Millhams Community Recycling Centre in Ringwood Road, Kinson, Christchurch Household Recycling Centre at Wilverley Road or Nuffield Household Waste and Recycling Centre at Nuffield Road, Poole. Please check individual web pages for restrictions before travelling.

Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) recycling banks

The banks placed in various car parks across BCP Council have been removed.

Unfortunately, the containers attracted a lot of fly-tipping and vandalism, and were often heavily contaminated with various items that are not electrical and cannot be recycled.

Residents will still be able to recycle their small electrical items at the Household Waste Recycling Centres at Millhams in Bournemouth, Wilverley Road in Christchurch and Nuffield in Poole.

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

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

Woodside Road car park, Southbourne

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

Durley Road car park, Westcliff

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

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

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

Hawkwood Road car park 1 (Library end), Boscombe  

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

Littledown Centre car park, Castle Lane West 

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

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

Electricals and electronics can also be brought to one of our Household Recycling Centres to be recycled.

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

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

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