Kerbside recycling in Purbeck
Purbeck households receive a weekly collection, known as 'Recycle for Purbeck'. Kerbside recycling is collected one week followed by rubbish that cannot be recycled the next week.
We were keen to introduce the recycling scheme to all households in Purbeck and from October 2005 all households were included. All households have been issued with a green, 55 litre box for the collection of their recyclables.
The majority of households have been provided with a wheeled bin which should be used for any waste that cannot be recycled. These two containers are emptied on alternate weeks, and the pattern is as follows:
Week 1 - Green recycling box containing recyclables
Week 2 - Wheeled bin containing residual waste (rubbish that cannot be readily recycled)
Over 100 authorities in the UK are successfully operating an alternate weekly collection system and are raising their recycling rates. After learning from these successes other authorities also plan to implement similar systems in the near future.
Before the scheme commenced residents received a comprehensive leaflet explaining how the Recycle for Purbeck scheme works. There is a helpline number for any queries (01929 557279).
Refuse and recycling calendars on the move
Why not put your refuse and recycling calendar onto your smart phone, so you can always keep up to date with when your collections are. Once you have located your address via the postcode search, you may download the PDF file and add to your home screen.
Customer Satisfaction Survey
We would greatly appreciate any feedback you may have regarding the refuse and recycling collection services provided by Purbeck District Council. Have your say and follow the customer satisfaction survey link at the bottom of the page.
- Questions about the green box recycling collections
Frequently asked questions about Purbeck's scheme:
- Location of recycling facilities in Purbeck
The attached map shows the location of all the major and minor recycling facilities in Purbeck.
- Customer satisfaction survey on Purbeck refuse and recycling
Please fill out this survey to inform us of your satisfaction with the collection services provided by Purbeck District Council.