Wimborne Household Recycling Centre (Tip)

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


Wimborne Recycling Centre
Brook Road
BH21 2BH

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 Wimborne Household Recycling Centre (Tip)

Yes please

  • Aerosols
  • Aluminium
  • Batteries
  • Books
  • Cans
  • Car Batteries
  • Cardboard
  • Carpet
  • Christmas Trees (fake)
  • Christmas Trees (real)
  • Cooking Oil
  • Disposable Vapes (dispose of in household battery box)
  • 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)
  • 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
  • Pillows and duvets
  • Plasterboard (charges may apply)
  • Printer and toner cartridges
  • Rubble (charges may apply)
  • Scrap Metal
  • Small electrical items
  • Soil (charges may apply)
  • Textiles
  • Tyres (charges apply)
  • Wallpaper
  • Wood

No thank you

  • Asbestos
  • Cartons (soup, juices etc)
  • Glass (charges may apply for sheets/panels)
  • Paper containers with metal ends
  • Plastic Bottles

Please note there is no facility for recycling of glass bottles and jars, plastic bottles, cartons (soups juices etc) and paper containers with metal ends at Wimborne recycling centre due to lack of space on site. 

With the exception of cartons and paper containers with metal ends, glass bottles, jars and plastic bottles can be recycled at your kerbside.

The nearest recycling facilities for carton and paper containers with metal ends are recycling banks at Allenview Road Car Park Wimborne, Tesco Car Park Ferndown and Park Way Car Park West Moors.

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.

Commercial waste

Commercial waste is not accepted at this recycling centre at any time. Commercial waste can only be taken to our recycling centres in Swanage, Sherborne, Bridport and Blandford, with restrictions.


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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