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Recycling centre charges

We are working with Dorset Council to gather information on the usage of Recycling Centres in our areas and better understand the travel patterns. We will be recording post codes and the type of waste being brought into the sites by Dorset Council residents.

If you are a Dorset Council resident and would like more information, please email If you are a BCP Council resident, please contact us.

The following items and materials brought to the recycling centre are chargeable:


£2 per bag or item.
Includes soil, stones, sand and gravel.

Hardcore and rubble

£2 per bag or item.
Includes bricks, blocks, slates, tiles, rubble, paving slabs, concrete, tarmac, hardcore, ceramic toilets/sinks/pedestals and shower screen/greenhouse/window/door/furniture glass.


£8 per bag, £16 per sheet.
Bonded type only. All asbestos must be double wrapped in tough plastic and completely sealed.


£3 per bag, £13 per sheet.
Includes gypsum related products.

Tyres including rims

£11 per tyre.
Commercial and agricultural tyres are not accepted. There is no charge for bicycle tyres.

Gas canisters and fire extinguishers

We charge:

  • £8 per item, up to 10kg
  • £16 per item, up to 20kg
  • £48 per item, over 20kg or specialist containers such as diving tanks.


  • a "bag" is a rubble bag no greater than 535mm x 820mm (21 inches x 32 inches)
  • one ceramic basin or one toilet cistern will be charged as one item/bag
  • a sheet of plasterboard is 2.4m x 1.2m
  • a sheet of asbestos is 2.4m x 0.6m.


You can pay using debit or credit card (excluding American Express), contactless payment, Apple Pay or Android Pay.

The site manager's decision on materials and payment will be final.

DIY waste

Any waste that is disposed of in the soil and rubble skip such as ceramic basins and toilet pans and cisterns is DIY waste. No charge will be made for ceramic plates and plant pots which are classified as household waste. If you have these items, you will be asked to put them in a different container.

Other disposal options

At our recycling centres in Bournemouth and Poole, waste can be taken to the Commercial Weighbridge where a charge will be made at the weighbridge. Depending on the quantity of waste to be disposed we, as well as other private companies, operate a skip and grab bag service (similar to Hippo bags).

It is worth checking websites such as Freecycle as there maybe someone who is after the material you wish to get rid of.