Things to Remember:
- up to two extra sacks of rubbish can be put beside your bin on your first rubbish collection after Christmas Day
- no garden waste collections will take place from Christmas Day until Monday 10 January
- household recycling centres are open from 9am to 4pm daily, except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day
- extra recycling, including glass and food, will be collected on your recycling collection day, provided it has been separated correctly and placed in a suitable sturdy container (no bags or cardboard boxes) that can be easily lifted by one person
- please help the crews by putting your glass out for collection before Christmas
- This ensures you have as much space as possible in your glass box, helping prevent over spilling containers, and reduces the amount of extra glass the teams collect over the busy festive period.
Many households produce extra waste over Christmas, but much of it can be recycled using your kerbside Recycle for Dorset service. Remember that you can recycle:
cooked and uncooked food, using your food waste bin
wrapping paper (not foil or glittery paper, please)
cardboard and recyclable packaging (not polystyrene)
Christmas cards and envelopes
See what items can be recycled.
Dorset Council does not collect Christmas trees of any kind with rubbish or recycling at the kerbside.
You can recycle your real Christmas tree by:
- home composting it
- cutting it up and placing it in your garden waste bin
- taking it to a household recycling centre
- booking a Christmas tree collection with a Dorset-based charity or service: Weldmar Hospice - covers all Dorset Council areas apart from Wareham, Swanage and East Dorset