Recycling collection in Dorset
Recycling is collected fortnightly using a 240-litre wheelie bin, a box for glass and a battery bag.
As part of the Recycle for Dorset service, most properties should have the following recycling containers:
a grey wheelie bin with a green lid for mixed recycling (except glass)
a green box for glass bottles and jars
a small red bag for batteries
Properties that can't store wheelie bins use the bag and box service and should have three boxes for recycling.
What you can recycle in Dorset
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Wheelie bin (green lid)
Tins and cans
Glass bottles and jars
Red battery bag
AA, AAA, 'button' and rechargeable batteries
(accepted at household recycling centres)
Please help us by:
Putting recyclable items in loose (no plastic bags, please)
Flattening cardboard boxes
Rinsing out bottles, tins, cans, pots, tubs and trays (they don't need to be spotless)
Squashing cans and bottles, if possible
Making sure aerosols are empty and not pierced
We will collect any extra recycling that doesn't fit in your bin or boxes. Please put it in your own boxes, with glass kept separate. Do not put it in tied bags.
What happens to our recycling?
Find out more about what happens to your recycling after it has been collected using the 'recycle for Dorset' service.
Request it, report it or contact us
You can save time and help save money for local services by doing the following online:
Recycling - plastics
What types of plastic can you recycle using the 'recycle for Dorset' service?