Recycle for Dorset: New bins and containers
See the types of bins and containers used for the new recycle for Dorset service.
Recycling collection - bin and box
The following containers are collected every fortnight from the kerbside:
A 240-litre grey wheelie bin with a green lid for paper, cardboard, plastics, tins, cans and aerosols
Approximate size: 107cm/42in (high) x 58cm/23in (wide) x 74cm/29in (deep)
A green recycling box for glass bottles and jars - please keep your current recycling box to use for the new service. If you don't have a recycling box please contact us to let us know.
Household batteries are collected in a small, reusable bag, which should be placed on top of the recycling box.
Food waste collection
Each household receives two brown containers for food waste - a small, 7-litre kitchen caddy and a larger, 23-litre container to be kept outdoors. This is collected every week from the kerbside.
7-litre kitchen caddies range in size but on average they are 25cm/10in (high) x 21cm/8in (wide)
23-litre container - 40cm/16in (high) x 32cm/13in (wide) x 40 cm/16in (deep) including the rear handle
Each household receives a grey 140-litre wheelie bin for rubbish. This bin is collected every fortnight from the kerbside.
Approximate size: 107cm/42in (high) x 48cm/19in (wide) x 56cm/22in (deep)
Optional garden waste service
Residents who sign up to the optional garden waste service receive a 240-litre wheelie bin for £35 a year.
New bin delivery
New bins are currently being delivered in Purbeck and some parts of West Dorset.
The 'recycle for Dorset' service is designed to be suitable for most households. However, there are certain reasons why some households could be eligible to receive non-standard containers.
Flats and communal collections
We will be visiting blocks of flats and other shared accommodation to look at the options for communal facilities. We would like to offer flats a full collection service wherever possible but this will depend on the available space. For more information see our flats and shared accommodation page.
Contact the Dorset Waste Partnership
If you want to report a problem, request a service or enquire about something, you can save time by doing it online:
If you would like more information, you can contact the Dorset Waste Partnership.