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Coronavirus (COVID-19): updates and advice, including help if you are struggling financially

Bournemouth, Poole, Christchurch and Somerley recycling centres

Somerley Household Waste Recycling Centre (Verwood Road)

Dorset Council residents currently need to book a slot to access Somerley while the COVID-19 pandemic continues. Please visit Hampshire County Council's webpage for more details.

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.

You can find out more information at Hampshire County Council's website.

Wilverley Road Household Recycling Centre in Christchurch

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.

You can find more information at BCP Council's website.

Millhams Community Recycling Centre in Bournemouth

East Dorset residents can also access Bournemouth Borough Council's Community 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 Millhams facility.

You can find more information at BCP Council's website.

Nuffield Household Waste Recycling Centre in Poole

Dorset residents outside of Poole can use the Borough of Poole's Nuffield Household Waste 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 Nuffield Household Waste 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

You can find more information at BCP Council's website.

Vehicle permits

Please note that you will not be able to bring vans onto either the Nuffield Household Waste Recycling centre or the Millhams Community Recycling Centre, even if you have a permit to use a van at Dorset Council recycling centres.

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