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Blandford Household Recycling Centre

Information about Blandford household recycling centre including opening times and how to find it

IMPORTANT: Charges are now in effect for certain items at our household recycling centres. Find out more.

Opening times

Time of yearOpening hours*
1 October to 31 March10am to 4pm, Monday to Sunday
1 April to 30 September9am to 6pm, Monday to Sunday


  • Christmas Day
  • Boxing Day
  • New Years Day

What can I recycle at Blandford household recycling centre?

Find out what you can recycle at Blandford household recycling centre.

Charges for certain items

There are charges for bringing the following materials to Dorset Waste Partnership household recycling centres:

  • hardcore and rubble
  • soil
  • plasterboard
  • tyres
  • asbestos (cemented bonded)
  • gas bottles

Excluding asbestos there is no longer a limit on how much of each type of material can be brought onto site, within reason.


Four Dorset household recycling centres are licensed to accept cement-bonded asbestos: Blandford, ChristchurchWareham and Weymouth.

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

Asbestos must be double bagged, pre-booked and paid for online before being delivered onto site.

Book an asbestos disposal slot

Commercial vehicle and waste restrictions at household recycling centres

Please note that commercial vehicle and waste restrictions apply at our household recycling centres.

Large trailers more than 1.2 metres wide and 1.8 metres long cannot be used to take waste to our HRCs.

Get a quote for our commercial waste and recycling services

Commercial waste and recycling

Commercial waste (general rubbish, wood and garden waste) can be taken to Sherborne and Blandford HRCs on Saturday mornings between 8am and 12noon only. Your vehicle will be weighed and disposal will need to be paid for. Contact  W&S Recycling (opens in a new window) for disposal costs.

Garden waste collection

Save yourself the trip to the household recycling centre with our popular fortnightly garden waste collection: apply online for fortnightly garden waste collection.

Bulky waste collection

If you have larger items such as a fridge, old sofa or bed and do not have suitable transport to take it to the household recycling centre, you can request a bulky waste collection.

Contact us

The site is operated by our contractor, W&S Recycling.

For any general enquiries, please contact The Dorset Waste Partnership.

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Shaftesbury Lane
DT11 7EG

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