Refuse and Recycling Information

Temporary changes to Bin Collections and Waste

Services - statement by Dorset Council

“As you may already be aware, the effects of the widely-reported national HGV driver shortage - coupled with the continuing impact of the pandemic - are starting to disrupt some of our waste services. We are working hard to ensure that key waste services continue to run throughout this challenging time, but we are having to temporarily suspend or delay some garden waste collections so that crews can be redeployed to support vital rubbish, food and recycling collections. Litter bins are also being emptied less frequently in some areas of the county, and new bin deliveries are also being delayed. While we continue to work on tackling the problem: Always report your missed collection directly to Dorset Council, even if your whole street is affected. Our website has an automated system that will inform you what’s happening with your bins and provide guidance on what to do next (Weblink - Missed bin collection - Dorset Council) Please ensure your bins are out by 6am on your collection day. Some rounds are being carried out differently, meaning that we might turn up earlier or later in the day than usual If you find a litter bin is full, do not try to leave your litter on top/next to it or on the floor nearby – please take it home and place in your household bin. We also encourage people to report over-filled bins on the Dorset Council website (Weblink - Report a public litter bin problem - Dorset Council sel - Welcomef-service portal ( If any garden waste collections have to be cancelled/stood down we will contact customers directly to advise them. As compensation for any garden waste collections that were not received, we will automatically apply a discount to next year’s subscription fee. Rubbish, recycling, garden and food waste can be dropped off free of charge at any of Dorset’s household recycling centres, which are operating as normal. We will keep providing updates as the situation changes, and continue to speak with MPs to work on a long-term solution.”

Information on Waste Disposal if anyone in your

household has Covid-19

A link to a news release reminding Dorset residents what to do with their rubbish and recycling if they or someone in their household is displaying symptoms of COVID-19.

Household Recycling Centres (HRCs) under increased


Please read this article before considering a trip to ‘the tip’. Recycling and Refuse Collection and Calendar To find out which day is your recycling collection day, go to Your Rubbish and Recycling Day Information and enter your postcode, select your address, 'return to content', then 'view all data from My Local'.  Then click to view your next collection day.

Your Bin Collection - what the District Council will and will not

collect free of charge in West Dorset.  The Council are now

enforcing their existing Waste Collection Policy to try and reduce

landfill waste still further.  In the past, this policy should have

charged for Garden Waste and Commercial collections but has

not always done so.

Ordinary Household Waste and Recycled paper, tin and

glass: Uncharged collection continues.

Garden Waste:  There is now a scheme for our locality: for £52

per year (240-litre wheelie bin) or £47 per year (50 x bags) you

can have garden waste collected fortnightly.  Sign up on-line at

Dorset Garden Waste Collection Information

The free alternative is to compost it in the garden or take it to the

Household Waste Recycling Centre at Louds Mill in Dorchester

for onward  composting. 

Commercial Waste:  That generated by business premises such

as pubs, shops or business units, has to be in a Dorset Council

wheeled bin or prepaid blue "Trade" sack if you want it collected

by the Council.

Domestic properties offering  Bed & Breakfast

accommodation:  Uncharged collection as this is treated as

ordinary household waste.

Commercially-run Holiday Cottages:  These should pay to

have their waste collected using either prepaid blue Trade* sacks

or a Dorset Council wheeled bin.  As each situation is unique, it

may help to phone 01305 262117 to discuss which is the most

economic route to collect this waste.

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