Somerley Household Waste Recycling Centre (Verwood Road)
Dorset residents living near to the border with Hampshire and who wish to continue to use the Somerley site free of charge must register their car with Hampshire County Council.
Please note that charges for certain waste types will still apply and that Dorset residents will only be permitted to access the site by car and are not eligible for a van permit at this site.
Christchurch Recycling Centre
East Dorset residents can access the household recycling centre on Wilverley Road in Christchurch.
To access the site, please bring proof of address such as a recent Council Tax bill.
Bournemouth Recycling Centre
East Dorset residents can also access Bournemouth Recycling Centre.
In order to visit the site, you will need to provide proof of address such as a recent Council Tax bill.
Residents living in a house of multiple occupancy or bed-sit type accommodation will need to obtain a copy of their Dorset Council tax bill from their landlord or the property owner to gain access to the Bournemouth Recycling Centre.
Poole Recycling Centre
Dorset residents outside of Poole can use the Poole Recycling Centre provided you live in:
- Corfe Mullen
- Lytchett Matravers
- Lytchett Minster
- or parts of Broadstone and Upton (and you pay your council tax to Dorset Council)
To find out if you can use the Poole Recycling Centre, you can check the list of eligible streets and postcodes:
You may be asked to provide appropriate proof of residency such as:
- recent council tax bill (this is the preferred document)
- recent utility bill
- current driving licence
Even if you have a permit to use a van at Dorset Council recycling centres, you will not be able to bring vans onto the sites of the:
- Poole Recycling Centre
- Bournemouth Recycling Centre
- Christchurch Recycling Centre
- Somerley Household Waste Recycling Centre