Waste disposal and recycling
We deal with large amounts of hazardous and non hazardous waste each year. The law means we have to separate waste into categories before we can dispose of, or recycle, it. This costs us about £100,000 a year.
It's important that you dispose of your waste via your normal bin collections, as well as recycling where you can.
Recycling at home is really simple and is something that everyone can do. There are household recycling centres across Dorset, Devon and Somerset where wood, batteries, garden waste, cardboard, metal, plastic, bottles, fridges and freezers, electrical items, oil, fluorescent tubes, paint, glass bottles and paper is accepted.
Large or heavy items, such as furniture and white goods, cannot be taken on normal bin collection rounds. However, most district and borough councils offer to collect these items from your home or you can take them to a Bulky Household Waste Site, where they are accepted free of charge. Please contact your local council to find out more.
Other items, such as good quality furniture or other household items, can often be recycled or re-used by local charities who make them available to people in receipt of low incomes or benefits:
Dorset Reclaim, based in Dorchester, Bournemouth and Poole. Full details can be found on www.dorsetreclaim.org.uk
Second Chance Furniture, 83 Lynch Lane, Weymouth, telephone 01305 766621
Furniture Reuse Network covers Bath, Bristol, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire https://reuse-network.org.uk/