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Purbeck recycling and rubbish collection dates

Find your next bin collection dates and information about recycling and rubbish bin collections in Purbeck.

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The 'recycle for Dorset' service

Households in Purbeck now use the 'recycle for Dorset' collection service, provided by the Dorset Waste Partnership.

Please note the following:

  • Check your collection day on the calendar you received in the post or online
  • Food waste may be collected at a different time of day to other materials using a different vehicle
  • Collections may take up until the end of your collection day to be completed
  • Please wait until the end of the day or the next morning to report a missed collection
  • Purbeck residents should use their old, larger grey bin for recycling and their new, smaller grey bin for rubbish

What to do on collection days

  • Put your containers out by 7am, or after 6pm the evening before
  • Leave your containers at the edge of your property or the agreed collection point
  • Place wheelie bins with handles facing the road and food bins with handles up
  • Make sure the lid of your bin is shut
  • Take your emptied containers back in as soon as possible

Rubbish collection

Rubbish is collected fortnightly using a 140-litre grey wheelie bin or authorised blue sacks for households that have been assessed as unable to use wheelie bins.

All rubbish must be placed inside your bin with the lid shut or in authorised blue sacks.  We will not collect any additional rubbish left outside your bin or in unauthorised sacks.  The only exception is the first collection after Christmas, when we will collect up to two unauthorised sacks of rubbish.

Find out more about the 'recycle for Dorset' rubbish collection.

Recycling collection

Recycling is collected fortnightly using:

  • a 240-litre wheelie bin with a green lid for paper and cardboard, tins and cans, plastic bottles, pots, tubs and trays and aerosols
  • a green box for glass bottles and jars
  • a small, red reusable bag for batteries

Households that have been assessed as unable to use wheelie bins receive two boxes with lids for all recycling except glass, which should be put in a separate box (without a lid).

On your recycling collection day, please remember the following:

  • Put glass bottles and jars only in your green box - do not put glass in your bin
  • Put your brown food waste bin out for collection alongside your recycling containers
  • We will collect extra recycling you have if you put it in your own boxes, keeping glass separate. Put paper and cardboard in your bin or a box with a lid to keep it dry

Find out more about the 'recycle for Dorset' recycling collection.

Food waste collection

Food waste is collected every week using a 23-litre lockable brown food bin.  Households also receive a 7-litre kitchen caddy to use in the home and empty into the 23-litre bin.

Please remember to put your food waste bin next to your recycling or rubbish containers on collection day, with the handle 'locked' and pointing up.

Find out more about the 'recycle for Dorset' food waste collection.

Garden waste collection

Households in areas where the 'recycle for Dorset' service is used can also pay for an optional, fortnightly garden waste collection using a 240-litre wheelie bin with a brown lid.

Christmas and New Year collections

All collection days move back a day or more for two weeks over the Christmas and New Year period.  Check your collection calendar (opens in a new window) to find out your collection dates over the festive period.  Collections on other Public Holidays are carried out as normal.

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