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Swanage Recycling Centre

Information about Swanage Recycling Centre including opening times and how to find it.


Prospect Business Park
Victoria Avenue
BH19 1EJ

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Opening times

Time of yearOpening hours
1 October to 31 March10am to 4pm daily
1 April to 30 September9am to 6pm daily


  • Christmas Day
  • Boxing Day
  • New Years Day

What can I recycle at Swanage Recycling Centre?

Find out what you can recycle at Swanage recycling centre.

Charges for certain items

There are charges for bringing certain materials to Dorset Waste Partnership recycling centres.

Commercial waste

Commercial waste (recycling only*) is accepted at this recycling centre during opening hours. Please contact W&S Recycling or speak with site staff to ascertain prices for disposal.

(*soil, hardcore, garden waste, batteries, cans, cardboard, plastic bottles, glass, wood, fluorescent tubes, fridges, large mixed WEEE, small mixed WEEE, mobile phones, paper, metal, TVs and monitors, textiles, car tyres, plasterboard)


Asbestos cannot be taken to this recycling centre. Four Dorset recycling centres are licensed to accept cement-bonded asbestosBlandfordChristchurchWareham 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 double bagged, pre-booked and paid for online before being delivered onto site.

Book an asbestos disposal slot

Van and trailer restrictions at recycling centres

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

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

Why not get your garden waste collected? 

Save yourself the trip to the recycling centre with our popular fortnightly garden waste collection.

Find out more

Do you need a bulky item collected? 

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

Book a 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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