Kerbside recycling in North Dorset
Recycling is collected fortnightly in North Dorset using a wheelie bin with a green lid and a green box for glass.
Your next recycling collection date
If you have not already told us your address, enter it below for your next recycling collection date:
The 'recycle for Dorset' service in North Dorset
The Dorset Waste Partnership provides a fortnightly recycling collection for residents in North Dorset as part of the new 'recycle for Dorset' recycling and rubbish collection service.
Most households use a 240-litre wheelie bin with a green lid (the larger of their two bins) for paper and cardboard, tins and cans, plastic bottles, pots, tubs and trays and aerosols and a green box for glass bottles and jars.
Households approved to receive an exception to the standard service and those with narrow or restricted access are supplied with additional boxes to use instead of a wheelie bin.
Food waste is collected every week. Remember to put your brown food waste bin out for collection alongside your recycling containers.
Using your recycling collection
Please remember the following:
- The service is a kerbside collection, not a backdoor collection
- Put your recycling containers at the edge of your property next to the public road by 7am on your collection day
- If you receive an assisted collection, please leave your containers at the agreed collection point
- Place your wheelie bin with its handle facing the road
- Keep glass separate from other materials by putting it in your green box
- We will collect additional recyclable materials if they are placed in similar boxes. Keep glass separate and put any paper and cardboard in your wheelie bin or a box with a lid to keep it dry
- It is illegal to dispose of trade waste in the household collection. Find out more about our commercial waste collection service
- Take your bin back onto your property by the evening of your collection day
Report a missed bin collection
Please allow until the end of the day for your containers to be emptied before reporting a missed collection.
To report a missed bin, use our quick online missed collection form (opens in a new window) . We will aim to collect a missed bin within one working day of it being reported.
Report a missing or damaged bin
If one of your bins or containers is missing or stolen or has become damaged, please contact us as soon as possible. Your new bins contain electronic ID tags similar to those used in library books to link them to your address and identify them if they go missing.
If you suspect one of your containers has been stolen or damaged as a result of anti-social behaviour, please contact the police by calling 101 to obtain a police reference number. You will need this so that we can replace your bin free of charge.
To report a missing or damaged bin, use our quick online missing or damaged bin form (opens in a new window) .
Bank Holiday collections
If a Public or Bank Holiday falls on your regular collection day, we will collect your rubbish a day or two later. Check your collection calendar (opens in a new window) for your collection dates around Public or Bank Holidays.
If you require further information, please contact the Dorset Waste Partnership.