Recycling and Recycling Centres

Coronavirus (COVID-19): change to service

On advice from the government regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19), Household Recycling Centres have re-opened with a number of safety measures.

See further information about changes to services.

Find out what you can recycle and where and what happens to it

Van permit scheme

Information about the van permit scheme in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.

Neighbourhood Recycling Centres

We have neighbourhood recycling centres across Bournemouth borough. Find out where your nearest recycling banks are across Bournemouth

Millhams Community Recycling Centre

Millhams Community Recycling Centre is Bournemouth's household waste tip. Find opening times and info.

What Happens to Recycling in Bournemouth

After we empty Bournemouth's Big Bins and commercial recycling bins, we take all the recycling to a depot in Poole.

Facts About Recycling and Waste

We are committed to helping you reduce, reuse and recycle. Some fascinating facts about recycling and waste in the United Kingdom.

Recycling Household Batteries

You can recycle any batteries at the kerbside in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.

Local Recycling Events

Our enthusiastic recycling team puts on a wide variety of events. Find out what's coming up.

Waste in Bournemouth

It is important for us to protect our environment in Bournemouth by cutting down the waste we make and throw away.

Waste Prevention

Recycling is a really great way of keeping rubbish out of landfill. But it's even better to make less rubbish in the first place

A to Z of Recycling

Top tips on how to reduce, reuse and recycle items. List of local recycling information and ideas about how to reduce and reuse your things.