Swanage Household Recycling Centre (Tip)

Information about Swanage Household Recycling Centre (Tip) including opening times and how to find it.


Prospect Business Park
Victoria Avenue
BH19 1EJ

Opening Times

9am to 5pm
9am to 5pm
9am to 5pm
9am to 5pm
9am to 5pm
9am to 5pm
9am to 5pm

Please note: All our recycling centres are open on bank holidays (excluding Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day). Opening times change on 1 October and 1 April to reflect daylight hours.

What can I take to the Swanage Household Recycling Centre (Tip)

Yes please

  • Aerosols
  • Aluminium
  • Batteries
  • Books
  • Cans
  • Car Batteries
  • Cardboard
  • Carpet
  • Cartons (soup, juices etc)
  • Christmas Trees (fake)
  • Christmas Trees (real)
  • Cooking Oil
  • Electrical Equipment
  • Engine Oil (limited to 5 litres per visit)
  • Fire Extinguishers (charges apply)
  • Foil
  • Food waste
  • Fridges and Freezers
  • Furniture
  • Garden Waste
  • Gas Bottles (charges apply)
  • Glass (charges may apply for sheets/panels)
  • Hardcore (charges may apply)
  • Hard Plastics
  • Household and Garden Chemicals Labelled (maximum 5 litres of each chemical)
  • Large domestic appliances
  • Lightbulbs - all types e.g. LED, fluorescent
  • Mattresses
  • Mobile Phones
  • Paint
  • Paper
  • Paper containers with metal ends
  • Pillows and duvets
  • Plasterboard (charges may apply)
  • Plastic Bottles
  • Printer and toner cartridges
  • Rubble (charges may apply)
  • Scrap Metal
  • Small electrical items
  • Soil (charges may apply)
  • Textiles
  • Tyres (charges apply)
  • Vapes (e-cigarettes/pens)
  • Wallpaper
  • Wood

No thank you

  • Asbestos

Site policy

We recommend reading our site rules before visiting one of our Recycling Centres.

Charges for certain items

There are charges for bringing certain materials to Dorset Council household recycling centres including DIY waste over specified limit.

Business waste

Contact W&S Recycling on 01202 979011 or speak with site staff to find out about the prices for disposal.


Asbestos cannot be taken to this recycling centre. Three Dorset recycling centres are licensed to accept cement bonded asbestos: Blandford, Wareham and Weymouth.

Maximum one-off deposit of up to three cement-bonded sheets of 1.8m x 1.2m (approx. 6ft x 4ft). 

Asbestos must be pre-booked before being delivered onto site.

Vehicle and trailer restrictions at recycling centres

Please note that vehicle and trailer restrictions apply at our household recycling centres. Restricted vehicles must have a valid permit or hire agreement of a maximum of 3 days.   

Check your vehicle is permitted on site.

Vehicles that don't require a permit can use a trailer, but the maximum trailer bed size is 1.2 metres wide and 1.8 metres long (approx. 4ft x 6ft).

Vehicles that require a permit and are towing a trailer are not allowed to access our recycling centres.

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