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Recycling bin collections

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Your household recycling will be collected every 2 weeks.

We do not collect bins on Christmas Day, Boxing Day or New Year's Day.

Find out what happens to recycling in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.

Depending on your circumstances, you will have one of the following:

  • standard: 240 litre wheelie bin
  • bag and box: 2 boxes with lids for mixed recycling

Using your recycling bin

Please make sure you put your bin out by 5am on your collection day.

The lid must be closed and placed at the edge of your property, where the waste collection team can see it from the road and collect it easily.

Please put items in loose, do not bag them.

If your bin is too heavy to be wheeled to the back of our collection vehicle, we will not be able to empty it.

Recycling household batteries

You can recycle household batteries at the kerbside with your other recycling. Place them in a carrier bag and leave them next to or on the lid of your recycling bin. Do not put batteries inside your recycling bin.

Find out what happens to recycling after we collect it.

Help putting your bin out for collection

If you cannot put your bin out for collection due to being disabled or physically unable, we may be able to help with your bin collections.

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